Be Careful Who You Take Knowledge From
Channel: Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari
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first of all
May Allah subhanaw taala reward all of you for coming today.
Taking out your very precious time.
Saturday evening, you could have been doing something else.
For the sake of Allah, the correct intention mashallah all of you have come here with you.
We give you the best of rewards in this world and the next inshallah
secondly, I personally would like to thank
the organizers of today's event.
I think he talked about it in Danish
Institute who have invited me
this is my first time here in Denmark.
I came yesterday we're going back in Monday.
I was telling the brothers earlier but I've been to Norway quite a few times or five times in the last few years.
In Sweden, we just went over the border from Norway just put one foot in Sweden came back out. But Denmark it's the first time Sharla sees good, a lot of good here and hopefully inshallah Allah bless all of you and give you guidance and baraka and blessings in your family in your life and in your ability to practice the dean of the world's panel data.
Today's topic as you know is very important. We're talking about what we call an Arabic and
we have two words in Arabic. And Jeff Island is knowledge would you call it knowledge in Danish?
Danish was a speaker I benefited have an ailment we have jet ignorance.
Our dean that Allah Allah subhana wa Tada has blessed us with the deen of Islam.
We should be thankful very thankful to Allah that He created us and made us Muslims and not just Muslims. He made us from the owner of the best operations of a local guy that he will send them the final profit.
And this owner has been blessed with many different bounties and gifts and now
this owner has been blessed with many different
can you hear me? Okay Shoba.
We have been given many different namah and volunteers and gifts by Allah
and one of the greatest Nerima
especially actually the second greatest neuroma after the Nevermore eemaan is the normal random and knowledge what is the loss in the Quran here a fairy letter will lead to income when the data fool it metadata
At your very low, urban will be cool. Those of you who have ima, Allah elevates them. Allah raises their rank and status, Allah elevates them and will Lilina altered it. And those who have been given knowledge, many levels Allah elevated status those with EMA and those who have any knowledge. So this is clearly demonstrates and tells us that n is the second most important narrow and gift that Allah gives to anyone after the narrow at EMA, the belief in Allah subhanaw taala. And the opposite of reading which is gentle, which is ignorance.
Ignorance is considered to be an A defect is Arabic missing time. It's a doubt any nation, any community look at history, when there ever has been a nation or a community that's fallen them. One of the main reasons of their phone was ignorance. And this is why ignorance is considered to be even a defect. It's a black mark, it's a it's a dark mark. And it's a defect on a community, a nation to the point that even before the days of Islam. What do we know, you know, the pre Islamic days of Arabia, known as what is a man of Algeria Helia, the days of ignorance. That time they were involved in many different extreme obscene sinful activities before the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
was sent by a loss of data. They were involved in all sorts of activities. But we don't remember those days by the days of Xena or the days of murder, or the days of killing or the days of this or the days of that days of Jahai ignorance because that was the greatest of evils that had fallen humanity. And this is why ignorance is a
and it's in this day and age can be considered when when it comes to Islamic knowledge in crisis of the time and a crisis of the ummah. Now gehad is wrong we know it's sinful, it's something that's
a defect, in order to remedy this Allah subhanaw taala in order to guide humanity in order to bless humanity with the light of ale and knowledge, for Salah and for hedaya For guidance of humanity, amongst men with Adam guidance in terms of worldly life and the next life. Allah subhanaw taala. The means Allah used was by two things two means we used Allah us to means to remove humanity from the darkness of ignorance to the light of it and knowledge and guidance. One was inserted on Kutub number two was he had a son or Rasul number one was the the son of Rasul Allah sent prophets, messengers from the time of the you don't have anything solid to offer with the stream peace be upon
him, till the final messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam this
sequence of sending messengers and BIA and prophets and Russell, to remove humanity from jail from ignorance from the darkness of ignorance to the light of knowledge and guidance. And so that was one means that are used, which is yourself the rules of sending messages. And the second method used by Allah was inside, in Zara, go to sending books, scriptures, there are many, many books that are revealed. We know the four main ones are Quran Terrazza Wu Ji, but like these were not just the only books that Allah sent when the law says so who Ibrahim I will Musa, the Scripture sent to Musa Ibrahim and and Musa and preside over many different prophets. There were many, many scriptures that
were sent with these prophets and messengers for very important things, looking at who you know. So this was another method that Allah used with guidance in the box. So Allah sent to the region, Allah sent men, human beings, the prophets, Allah sent them to guide people. And along with the religion, Allah says books to guide people. So the two means of guidance to remove humanity from ignorance and darkness, region of the Gita. We have the men of Allah and we have the books of Allah. And these were the two important methods that Allah subhanaw taala used for us is the Quran. Allah sent the Quran
to us revealed the Quran to us
through the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
to guidance, Revelation working to guide us and remove us from the darkness of ignorance.
And not just that
Hello Subhanak who died I
sent this book. He revealed it, he sent it and he promised that he will preserve it. Allah has taken up the responsibility.
What does Allah say in the Quran? In unison vicar. We're in the who the Houthi loop. Indeed we Allah is saying we have sent you we have sent upon you, we have revealed in unison liqueur. We have revealed the decode the message that is referring to the Quran
because in many other verses Pinker has been referred to as we used for Quran Quran has many different names, you know, many different names, and for Quan stvr or boron and it doesn't mean that he Kitab now remember,
the Oracle leaders, for upon, recorded in our demeanor hero, many actually some of the Imams compiled the names of sound and said there's approximately Quran has 99 or 100 odd names. Just one, this GitHub that Allah has sent to us. So Allah says once and now
we have sent the Vic have to or messenger will know who to have the room, we will surely we will indeed preserve and protect this port on this book Quran will never change will never go to waste will never be altered not even one letter, one word 1.21 letter will move from out of space until either your will plan until the Day of Judgment. Allah subhanaw taala our Creator himself has taken up the responsibility there is no doubt in this because he has himself and this is why it's a fact it's a historical fact. And everyone even many non Muslims agree that this book of Allah as it was revealed upon the messenger of allah sallallahu wasallam. Till today the Quran that we have with us
we know it's come through what we call the water has come through the water, which means it's mutawatir which means the water multiple people ranging through transmitting through people from people all the way to today that is there's no change in the Quran. So Quran Allah took the responsibility that he will preserve it and He will protect this Quran.
What have we done? And then this promise of Allah to preserve the Quran is not only restricted to the Quran, because
the Sunnah of the messenger Solimar can use Allah is a commentary is an explanation and interpretation of the Quran.
The Sunnah is the explanation in another verse, Allah says, What unzila inator vichara remember the word Allah says, All messenger, we have revealed the vicar to you.
Well, Angela elaida, thicker, lead to the Yin and in Nassima, new Xena Billy, so that you explain to the people what has been revealed to you. So the thicker Allah has mentioned in the other verse that we will preserve it. Allah is saying we have revealed it to the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam so he explains so the commentary of that Quran is also protected and preserved. The hadith and Sunnah is the commentary. The first country of the Quran is Quran itself for Are you familiar with our Guru Baba? You know some portions of the Quran. If you've studied have seen some parts of the Quran explained by other parts like this there's a whole system in place the whole you know the
science of Tafseer and Comment Commentary of the Quran. Quran is explained by Quran like Allah says, for example, we read in Surah Fatiha Surah after Latina and under I lay him is then a solo con musta been so rockin arena and amateur Ira Oh Allah, guide us to the path of those people whom you favored. That's it. Now who are these people your favorite in another verse? Allah says and I'm Allahu Allah hidden min under the, you know, was in the arena or shahada he was Saudi he these other people so one portion of the Quran is explaining another portion. The second
level or the second means of Tafseer of the Quran is Sunnah, the Sunnah of the messenger so Allah Allah will send him because he is not just verbally but in practice, how to affect the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is an example for us and his explanation is the commentary of the Quran. So when Allah says we have taken the responsibility to preserve the Quran, not just the Quran, he is preserving the Quran as well as the Sunnah. And then it doesn't just stop there. Because the knowledge from ALLAH the Quran is revealed from Allah by way of group
through the medium of Angel Jabra in peace be upon him and to the heart of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam revealed remember this is his, this is the Quran and then the basic words of the Quran and the messengers of Allah what He was sending is explaining the meanings the contents of the book of Allah, through his actions verbally his his sunnah is the explanation. He explained it to who?
The Sahaba the companions of the Allah and the word of God.
These were the first people the first students the messenger, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, towards them, he was a teacher, many verses in the Quran, where it's mentioned that the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is a teacher, like the famous verse mentioned about four times with slight different wordings in the Quran, but Manobo I didn't move me in it rather feed him rasool
Allah so the minimum you have to do it him it was a key him I love him we'll get out but we'll Hikmat our economy uncoupling of Ebola, the movie, it is Allah who sent a messenger to in amongst you from one who is amongst you, what are his jumps? What is his job description? What are his roles, objectives? He has been given a code by Allah Allah is telling the Messenger of Allah Allah, listen, these are your duties and responsibilities, what are those responsibilities? You have to do I lay him on it. He teaches them he recites the verses so verbally how to recite the Quran in Arabic, that was taught by the Messenger of Allah Azza wa sallam, get through it, him IoT. And that
was a key him, I'll come to his we are live and he teaches them the meanings of the Quran. So one objective of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was to teach them how to recite the Quran, and then the meanings of the Quran. And then we use the key him which is the scale purifying them. In other words, teaching them how to be spiritual individuals and how to how to implement the contents of the Quran in their lives. And we will help them and also teaching them wisdom and wisdom refers to the Sunnah, which is his explanation. So this was the messengers of Allah, and I'm teaching to the Companions, however, the first institution or the first Institute or the first
where the book of Allah was taught, the first teacher was, so you do not assume Rasul Allah or your sudden the Messenger of Allah peace and blessings we have. The first students were the companions. And the first mothers I was in a place called suffer, you will suffer up to Medina and Manawa if you've been for Amara for Hajj, and if you've visited Medina,
if you see this raised area, you know, I've seen just near roder to Marriott agenda, there's an area that is raised just to show that this was the place where the first madrasah stood and this is where the Sahaba would sit every day students, the Messenger of Allah is the teacher. So Allah What are you selling? The Sahaba are the students they were known as us how the sofa, the people of sofa and the most eager students in that mother Assam was none other than saying you do not have a career all of the above and he was like, you know, you call him like a student so happy. He is the most prolific narrator of Hadith he relates approximately 5784 Odd Hadith the most prolific and the
second most prolific narrator of hadith is a female so you the ASHA or the Allah wanna see you're gonna go around and see the Ayesha a man and a woman you know, women can also
see that it used to relate and teach many, many people. But one of the advantages that she had was she was in the house of the messengers of Allah. And he said, this was one of the wisdoms that Allah made the messenger so Allah and he was going to marry to either Alisha, your world right now. So she sees every action, mode attribute every movement of the messenger Salallahu Alaihe Salam, and then she lived until 60s 40 years after the messengers of Allah who are listening passed away all her life teaching and preaching hundreds, if not 1000s, of male and female Sahaba would come and learn from seeing the eyeshadow, nimble and how she would narrate her needs. So this was the first
medicine and the curriculum was what?
Art, no medicine, these things are important. But that wasn't the curriculum. The curriculum was the book of Allah and the Sunnah of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and that's where Islamic scholarship started. Allah this was just an introduction that's where the whole removal of ignorance because before that it was the manager area. Before that it was the days of ignorance. So Allah send the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam with the Quran, he uses to use the two methods to send a resume a man and he sent a book. And though these two methods were you
to guide humanity, remove them to the Sahaba
took them out from the darkness of ignorance from generally to an island to Iman to Salah to to hidayah to guidance. And this is where then the Sahaba you know, they saw the guidance in their lives. So this was transferred to the Sahaba of the Allah.
And Allah use these two
means now, a point here that Allah use these two means and this is the general way even before
you this does not mean there was always ignorance in the world because there were prophets before as well. There's a manager he was a gap in the middle, which was called the time of Fatah because there was guidance in the time of ERISA. How do you hit salatu salam, Jesus peace be upon him. And before that in the time of Musa and all that the prophets and there was guidance Allah use these means of guiding people through messengers, and through books. But one thing that we note with this is that from the both are important, the practical explanation given by these religion Allah, these men of Allah who are full of knowledge,
not full of endurance full of knowledge, and the book both are important. If we look in the history, we'll find there's no example.
There is no example where Allah sent a book or a scripture on its own without sending a prophet or a messenger to teach it. There are many examples where Allah sent messengers and prophets bonobo,
there are many, so many different prophets came in all these 124,000
We don't know for absolute, you know shorty, but many, many prophets Allah sent. Now there are many, many, many examples of prophets coming.
And this has been lucky that they actually distinguish between Sudan and Abbey and you know, but anyway, there are many examples of Allah sending prophets without a book or a scripture, where there is no single example where Allah just sent a book just just like that, the sky opens up and down comes the book or you will wake up and and pillow every human being finds a book tour guide, you know, example, this tells us one thing, which what does it tell us it tells us that a book requires a teacher to teach the contents of the book, a book cannot be learned or understood or memorized on its own. The book needs and this is generally this is how human beings are in any science in any
field anywhere, anywhere in the world. Any science that we want to master or we want,
it is essential that we have a teacher practical explanation that is given. This is what Allah is all the prophets and these prophets told that this students companions, they transmitted that knowledge to their students, to their students, to their students. And this, this has this is how knowledge has come to us from the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to today, and this is why this is this is how human beings work. Allah this is the difference between animals and humans, actually, animals. Animals don't need practical explanation, a fish that is born without any trainings knows how to swim. A, you know, chicken or you know, that comes out pops out from an egg
without any teaching knows how to nibble at food, animals, they don't need that practical teaching human beings need this is this is how Allah's hekman wisdom about his best, but Allah has made and created humans such that they need practical explanation teaching, you want to be a medic, you need to go through a process where you study under the, you know, the, under the
supervision of a qualified doctor, no man or woman or no human being can become a medic or an expert in medicine until he or she does not study rigorously
despite despite even knowing mastering languages.
Yeah, the the books all in Danish on medical science. Someone says, I know I'm a PhD in literature literature, in English. That's it, I'll go on I'll read all the books and that's it. I'm going to open up a surgery or I'm going to start working in the hospital and start operating with people
that you know no government no one in the world would allow anyone to practice medicine, law, same story, any odd, let alone these major complicated arts even the simple art like cooking food, and our sisters would understand this better. You know, you have all these books, so many different books with ingredients written you make put
Two teaspoons of this and you know, put this much
salt in this much sugar and this better no salt and sugar if you have never cooked I'm not saying like someone like me who's never cooked you know, just take that book, look at all ingredients and try cooking, see what happens, you probably make it in a way you will make some sort of some mixture. But for anyone a chef to be able to cook just going through the guidelines and reading a book on its own impossible you have to young as an art, you have to learn how to cook under a qualified chef.
Women who are able to cook the cook because their mothers teach them. It's been it's transmitted. This is a Saturday snad that comes from her mother and from her mother and father, her mother and grandmother and great grandmother has been coming down. Though it's just a special art. There's a touch you know, like they can't explain to you.
You do the same you follow exactly the same for your food will not be like the way she's cooked. Why? Tell me what do you do? Is this there's a magic church? Yeah, no, I'll give you wives of magic touches you know, so you can fill your stomach and wives are not just offering stuff, by the way. But anyway.
So even a simple art is cooking. This is why Allah used this method.
In Xherdan, goto whatever son or Russell, messengers, messages were sent, and books were revealed. Any book that was revealed, was accompanied by a messenger to teach Otherwise Allah could have just if he wanted, why send a messenger we all would have woken up in the morning and our pillow. There's the book Al Quran Al Karim, read it yourself. No need to we don't need nobody to explain it. No messenger, the Sahaba would have been just sent. Everybody want for life, no messenger, no prophets just read it yourself and understand that this is not this way Allah works this another son of Allah. And this is why the messages were sent to teach the books to explain the contents of the
books of Allah subhanaw taala. And this knowledge that Allah revealed unto the messengers of Allah when he was saying that the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam taught the Sahaba companions of Radi Allahu anhu, may Allah be pleased with all of them.
They transmitted that knowledge to the students that have your own, for the love and the students of the Sahara. And they transmitted that knowledge to their students at the boat derby. And they transmitted that knowledge to their students to their students. And this knowledge, whether it's through the Hadith, or explanation of the hadith of a commentary, this has been moving and going through the generations, and this is what we call the knowledge has been.
It's being transmitted
from teacher to student, from one person's heart to the next person's heart, we have to understand this building systems. There is a fundamental difference between sacred Islamic knowledge.
Okay, even though in secular knowledge, you need a teacher, but there is an additional part with Islamic sacred knowledge that it's not just information. It's not just information.
Islamic knowledge is not information. Allah says in sha one, I mean a buddy an older man, the definition of an early shave.
The best definition Allah gives us the definition, whose definition because who is who is a chef and who is an ironing? Let's ask Allah Allah gives us the definition of Quran. Allah says, The older man or those who fear Allah. It's not just knowledge, it's not just like 567 and facts and figures that I know X amount of Hadith and I know X amount of verses of the Quran, that is important. But along with it, there's a spiritual aspect, the Messenger of Allah who listen and look at the verse I recited, he taught them while using key him, he transferred the spirituality into the hearts of the sahaba. The Sahaba also transferred that light knowledge is right or the journal coming Allah He
knew Wakita will you be this light that came? So it's that's been transferred. And this is why we have this this, you know, history and we have, you know, this is a co CEO, the owner, the great amount of written books on this, that this is a specific characteristic or feature of the Muslim ummah, that we have something called isnaad chains of transmission, any knowledge that we have today, from the time of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam. Till today, it's come through a continuous chain pick up sahih al Bukhari, Sahih Muslim or any Hadith book, anything in olden times, you know, if not just Hadith, anything, anyone said anything. The first question that students would
say, sorry, I'm not going to listen to you.
telling you it's not best
Where did you hear this? Who did you hear it from? Who did you from, to the original source, whoever that source maybe sometimes the sources as a hobby, like hobbies, for example, a companion article might not have been the same for example, the meaning of this verse of the Quran is this. Okay? Now in the fourth century, a teacher shirtless sitting and teaching the students Okay, now it might be one small explanation like water Buddha Roberto had to curl up over says worship your Lord until you're being certainty comes to you. Now the meaning of the seal what is the meaning of your key to minor buzzard your teen means death, because that certain now that takes how many seconds, one
second, your teen here means death. But the teacher teaching would say first, her death enough to learn been further and
further and further and further and further the head less than
two minutes, I was told by this person who was told by this person, son of this person who was told by this person instead of this person, he was informed by this person and this person was told by this person sort of this person, this person, this person, like two minutes and everybody's writing the names
that are good. Like Norbert said you have to be smart.
Nobody. This was the first question. This is why some of the Imams set up the one rock is to say
and it's now I don't mean a D whatever the lowland is now to the column and Shana Masha, this chain of transmission is part of our D, if you had not been for it's not anyone would have said whatever they wanted, people could have made things up, we have the certainty and then these names are not just made up, you know, the student we know he would do, we would go and check every single person you could just make it up you know, X son of B and VX you know, sort of, you know, just make it all up. No, they will check who are these people tell us about these people. We want the biography of these people. And that's why in the chains of Hadith, you know the chains of Hadith it becomes a
hill behind every imam who is writing and compiling a hadith book. Before every Hadith, he has a long chain of transmission.
And this this chain that we have, every single narrator in that chain has been critically analyzed and scrutinized we can find today that detailed biography and detail life account of every single Marita you pick up so here are any any books when I have an event of Budo the new find an eraser code who said that been Musa that you can fill up a library as big as this masjid, with books on a smart origin. Biographies of these narrators of Hadith you have like CRR manouvre 25 volumes remember the heavy you have to cater to, you have to reboot the reboot the large collections. I don't wanna go into that topic in detail, but just give you an example. And you go through it you go
through you know alphabetical order and you go and you get to the level you know volume number nine and you pick up the you find Musa Musa he was born in this year he passed away this year, he lived for this long in this country in this city. These were his teachers. These were his students. He was married he wasn't married yet children you didn't have children.
How he was Was he pious? Was he righteous with the standard eat when you sit and eat mine Jesus? Would he would he wipe on his socks? are not humans doing what he did? Will Do you know how many times you will do every one detail critical analysis. And this is why the principle that reverse you know Backbiting is haram in Islam divorce is what I talked about the compiler that in this area, the automatic unanimously agreed that time fighting is actually allowed because we're preserving the if somebody was alive, this guy's a liar. Don't take it from him.
To the point that today there was this in 1970s there was this Orientals, non Muslim
doctor Dr. Springer German German guy.
He did some work on these Hadith, you know, sciences and all these narrators. And then you're so amazed and so shocked. And he said, these Muslims, they have such a unique science, that no little community, no religion, no nation, no much ever in history has ever been able to compile a science like this. And nobody until the world ends, which wasn't yesterday, by the way, until the world has will ever be able to compile anything like this. To the point that we took the Muslims have the biographies of half a million people preserved. Half a million people's biographies are preserved. Because the Muslims were very careful, because we want authentic knowledge. We don't want anyone
just making things up. Anyone just saying whatever they want to say from the puppets, everything was authentic. And this was all transmitted to this knowledge that Allah has sent through the messenger Salah and he was selling and it's never been a day
each one of them is now gonna call them and shut up. Mushara is nervous from Dean had it not been for it's not anyone could have said whatever they want it is now Lucilla for a moment Sophia is not Rena is to say it's a weapon of a believer. Siddhartha told me another Imam. I think I'm the one who Barak himself said methodology. Yep, hello, Boo vida, snarling commentary, Lady yellow topics such happiness, salami, anyone today will try to seek knowledge in his time, he will say, anyone who wants to seek knowledge without a chain. It's like somebody trying to jump on top of the roof. Without a ladder. You can't jump on top on top of the roof without a ladder. In order to seek
knowledge, you have that chain and you have to be connected, where here we need to be connected to the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi salam and this is why every science every science, there is a there is a chain, you want to study Hadith, there is a science you want to study Tafseer of the Quran, there is a story there is the chain, you want to study the understanding of the Quran and Sunnah there is there is this chain knowledge that's been transmitted and that's come through the generation through the news today, anything even though the book of Allah even the basic memorization of the Quran,
even that, you know, it's easy, it's simple, you don't need like somebody you say you don't really need it. Look, sometimes some things you don't need an absolute chain. Why, for example, somebody wants to memorize but yes, to be able to recite the Quran properly, you need a teacher, we need a teacher for the jury. We have teachers teaching the jury the correct pronunciation and the way to to recite the book have a wealth of Hamlet Island. And then we have different teachers and different types of ways of reading of karate, and karate and Asha and you know, all these different variations. We need teachers but just memorization say somebody learns all of this but just
memorizing. We have changed for even Quran.
I had a chef once.
Who Hamdulillah we took a Joseph from
in the signs of boron,
which means what the students would memorize, recite the Quran to him in a particular chain, you can choose whichever one in a particular way of reading you know, people are aware of this there's different ways of reciting Quran we have to have certain symbols of the people that you read was have some housing, you have one Shia Kowloon, you have you know, hands on different Imams variations. In African North African countries, you have the wash, way of cloth reciting. So whichever way sometimes some students read all seven ways, the chef is listening to them. The whole Quran heard by the chef by memory the student has recited from the beginning to the end the full
Quran should give you any permission that yes, I will give you a massive
really happy as a student when you get that that's
nice, you know, frame it.
In that chain, you see we had a shirt which who passed away last year I'm 90 from Syria, he
in that chain that that massive certificate that he gives students in that certain that this particular student has recited the Quran to me from beginning to end and I have given him you Joseph, I recited the Quran
on to my chef who gave me each other who recited on his chef when he shared the whole name there's about 40 to 43 Different names through like amazing people in the chain. Okay, all the way to the sahabi companion. So you do not refer to a fern Radi Allahu Allahu to, recited the Quran fully, to the Messenger of Allah Azza wa sallam through the angel geographie to Allah subhanho wa. So this is a chain from people today to Allah. In the recitation of the Quran, the way Allah revealed the Quran, to the Messenger of Allah, this is a connection, this is a chain.
So therefore, going back to what I was saying, this knowledge that's been transmitted from the messenger SallAllahu it was sent to the Sahaba
and from the Sahaba companions or the Allahu uncle,
it was transferred to the davvero from the hearts to the hearts. In the beginning, there were no books. There were no books. There was just the Koran and Hadith books came into existence.
But then books you know, the the explanation of the Quran and Sunnah started becoming compiled in the form of books, but still, the Aluma never considered. There were two types of books some was simple books that everyone can read like simple books, not a problem. But there were a lot of books details, complicated books, that the other man is callers have almost unanimously agreed that knowledge first like your mama shelter, we used to say, knowledge was first in the hearts of men, and then it got transferred in
The books but the keys to this books lie in the hands of the shoe and, and this is why because people can misinterpret you know, hundreds hundreds of practical examples of people misunderstanding text of the Quran and Sunnah despite maybe being masters of the Arabic language seriously, I myself know hundreds of examples. Until you we have not been taught by a teacher what this means, and who himself has not been to advise teacher which means and who himself was not taught by his teacher, which means all the way to the Sahaba who understood what he meant, and who are taught by the Messenger of Allah We meant so Allah when he says it's difficult sometimes even a letter, you know,
a letter. So how do I forgive you some examples I don't know at the time, but even one you know like how raka makes a massive change in the meaning of a hadith. This is a Hadith the Catholic Giannini has occurred to me. I don't want to go into the details, but the cartoon Giannini has occurred to me.
Without too much details, this hadith, you say the girl to deline, the cartoon. Or if you say the cartoon Giannini tell me the only word the letter. The first half has changed the girl to genuinely it occurred to me or the garter on me. If you read record, to me, we've read the clutter on me, the meanings of the Hadith are totally opposite, completely opposite. Black and white. One meaning is that if you slaughter an animal use, the animal has an offspring child in the stomach. You slow to the female mother animal by slaughtering the animals veins. If you find a dead animal like offspring, or you know inside, hello to eat a property, Mother slaughtering is enough sufficient for
the slaughter of those offspring. And the other meaning is the opposite that no It's haram if you slaughter the mother and from the stomach a child is found if it's alive, then you still treat because it's alive if it's dead, It's haram to eat
the cat to jump in the car to makes a change to the gotta complete opposite. It's just one example. There's numerous examples and then correct interpretation explanation, the correct meaning there's a hadith of the Messenger of Allah. Are you sending the Sunnah for remember widowed, he said love will do an insulting agree. And this is a practical example that one of my teachers found in front of him. There was this there was this person who came to ask a chef and he said, Well, somebody else was asking him questions and look, if I if I pass gas, air and wind, you know what that means?
If I do that, but if I can't hear it or smell it, you know, is my will do invalidated or not? The sheriff said yes, I'm sure everybody agrees to this that will do it. You know, if you go to the toilet, it will those broken on students agreement that some things we have different stuff here, that's not the topic, it's fine. These differences of opinion are based on different understandings of the text. And that's part of our legacy and up but going into the washroom and toilet relieving yourself this is something agreed upon by all the different schools and also passing off the gas and wind more or less agreed that you will do is invalidated you have to renew and you have to perform
will do ablution now this person came in as the chef The chef said yes, if you pass if you find your window is broken and validated you have to renew your order before
sitting next to them. They said wait a minute, what did you tell them? The problem is that even if you don't hear anything, and you don't smell anything, said yeah, of course you will be broken if you know that you fought it you will lose broken. So know that I have seen a hadith now this guy wasn't a shell. They probably you know he probably didn't even know Arabic he let me read some you know, this is one of the problems to do too many translations available. So he saw a translation in
I think in the language of Hadith book, and he read Hadith and he literally the Hadith actually is absolutely sound authentic. sahih Hadith, which is sort of a funny meme and without it's not a weak narration. The Hadith of the messenger Salallahu Alaihe Salam is love boo boo. Ill mean assaulting over the head. Your widow is not invalidated unless you hear a sound or you don't smell or you smell something. So if someone passes wind, and anything No, no, no smell. Hola. Hola. No problem.
That's what the Hadith says. Which means that you know if somebody's got a block house and blocked ears. For three days you got a flu, your mother's not broke.
It's a clear Hadith. No Imam, no che no mud have no school No. Sahaba nobody's acted upon this. The whole Ummah has agreed that you don't take this hadith literally.
What does he mean? hadith is clear. If you look at the translation, it's absolutely clear. There's a context there's there's a whole explanation you have to look at another five, six different ideas.
Jeff, look at the episode The incident what happened and there's a whole incident that there was a person who used to actually get this, who was who there was a
individual who had an illness of movies called OCD, obsessive compulsive disorder was was, you know, was misgivings. Like, some people have this very sad situation there was a person protected. So I have regularly people quoting me about this, you know, some people are in the washroom for like about two hours having a bath for three hours, or, you know, they think the just impurity spread all over, we touch this or something. And touch though, is one guy who thinks everyday is divorced his wife, it's really, really, really
extreme. For some people. It's a medical condition. So anyway, this person had the stillness. So he kept asking the messiness of life and he keeps on thinking that he's, you know, he's doubting with these kinds of people, if you don't tell them forcefully, they don't get the message. So it's such a Dory for you. If you don't hear anything, if you don't smell anything, you will not grow and don't keep on doubting because you keep on thinking that you break you will do so that was for him specifically because he kept on doubting that every time I think a problem I will do.
It's not a general ruling for everybody else. So this is just one example. Or two. The second example, the correct way of understanding the text of the Quran and Sunnah its in itself, it requires a lot of effort. And this is why since the time of the Sahaba, all of the above
scholars the great Imams of this ummah, like people like Imam Malik over the above idol Manuel Hanifa, another Shelfari Muhammad Abu Hamdan, these great Imam sometimes one issue, one issue from the Quran and Sunnah for them to understand or come to a conclusion what this one issue means. Sometimes they will take 30 days, a team of experts Carlos sitting, deliberating no doing other work here, the doctors and they never had any other jobs. These were Imams and students 10 days seven days every day just putting their minds and tried to come to a conclusion after about 15 days. Finally they said okay, this is what we think the ruling is, in this particular issue one issue
after studying everything in depth, it's not as easy as let me just pick up one Hadith book brothers and sisters second party so I'd say to them, it's to black and white. Let's act upon it. It's well, it's not that easy. cinnamic scholarship is very deep, very deep. In order to make a judgement or in order to comment or take a ruling from one Hadith we have to keep in mind the entirety of the prophetic you know guidance every we should have in our vision to 300,000 Hadith, you know, might you might have been handed the grid tomorrow. You don't come but somebody came and asked him and said Oh Imam is a person in a shape. If we know if he knows 100,000 Hadith. He said no, no. He said
me taters, Hadith. Somebody knows 200,000 He said no, he said 300,000 Hadith by memory said maybe maybe he's
before this has been 100 Somebody who knows 300,000 by heart but memory maybe he could be qualified as a you know, that is quite extreme. None of us today, but we are always students anyway. So
this is Islamic scholarship is very deep. We can't comment on what Hadith just take it we have to keep the whole entirety of the Quran. Sunnah the explanation is the Arabic language is very sophisticated, very deep. The simple Arabic that we speak in our day to day is not sufficient. That's just simple, basic Arabic, that doesn't do anything. And Arabic is not just enough, some people think that I learn Arabic and I'm a chef.
It's just learning Arabic, it's got nothing to do with being a being an animal chef, or, or, or therapy or a jurist, or a master of Islamic sciences, it's a completely different thing. It's like somebody says, I know Danish, and I'm a doctor
English and I'm a lawyer. It's just like that. It's got nothing to do with it yet. It's a step. It's a step. It's a step. It's a very important step. It's a very, very, like they said, you know, some of the scholars earlier on, they had a lot of poetry that you you need to learn all these different sciences. And before that you need a tool, which is the Arabic language. So yeah, it's just very important. We're not just sort of regarding the importance of Arabic, Arabic is very important. I actually encourage everyone, from whatever background to learn Arabic or Muslim should try their best to learn some sort of Arabic it's very important. But after learning Arabic, remember the
statement of Allah Mohammed bin humble, and maybe 300,000 You may be a chef, you know, this is the problem within a few words of Arabic and we think we can we shall, but it's very important Arabic language, but it's not the end. And it's just a means it's not the kind of you know, like Islamic scholarship.
So this this is
it's very deep Islamic scholarship, very few, even the Arabic language that will say to you
very cheap, very sophisticated. Allah says no Quran well, we'll call the call to our boss now behind foresee him with another guru.
A woman who is divorced.
Unfortunately sadly she goes through a divorce.
Then Allah says that, you know the waiting period they have to go through an editor. Allah says divorced women they read those three guru
What did Allah see? Three, guru? What is his guru?
Look in the dictionary from an Arabic language point of view, the guru means two opposite things.
two opposite things. One meaning of Peru is menstrual period. The other meaning of blue is opposite, which is not a menstrual period, two opposites, like one lady that asked us as persons two opposites.
Now, which one do we take?
The Arabic language says this word is to complete opposites. Now, the scholars debated discussed, debated meaning not arguing, you know, deliberated, researched and they spent the hours and hours and hours of their life and weeks and days and months and years and gave their lives to come to the conclusion of what this guru means. And finally, some came to one conclusion some came to the conclusion
by looking at like another 2030 evidences to sort of determine what this means. Still, just some small and basic examples are just coming to my mind right now.
You know, in the Quran, you have the same in any language, you know, the command.
You know, when you command someone to see a local Amara
command, there's different types of commands.
You know, even in English, Danish, in our day to day language is different types of commands. You're a teacher, for example, and the student comes to you and says, teacher, you know, his is not a good student, and he's always, you know,
missing class. He's not learning properly. And he wants he's always coming to ask you got a headache, or you know, I'm feeling like, I want to go home and he came 10 Times today and you and he asked you and he said, you can't go home. You can't go. Then he came the 11th time. I'm so tired. Doesn't this guy get a message? Go go.
Now that's is a command. Go. Does he mean go? What does he mean?
What does that go mean?
Don't go go go go you find out what happens to you. There's another student very good. So you never miss this class. He came, He asked the teacher. Today I need to go off customer.
And means by all means go now when he has been written, does one go look like read and other go look green? Can we hear the messages that Hola Hola, this is voice he can't hear we're just reading both of those for us. In the Arabic language, the command is 16 different types of commands. An unbelievable job and unrolling another number within the Baha shard different types of commands, every Hadith, or every eye of the Quran, where there is a certain amount of command, we have to determine the scholars determine what type of commanded is this? It's an obligation is it followed? Is it virgin? Is it just so numb? Is it not just on its own? Is it recommended? Or is it just
permissibility? Sometimes it's just like yes, you may know like Allah says in the Quran, we the halal don't first start when you're in a haram you can't hunt when you become halal. Now you've come out from the state of Assam Firstar Do you may hunt, not that you have to go and hunt it was prohibited before you may do so now.
But if you someone can take literally that you have to go in and so there's different meanings of analysis just random examples that are clean, oh my knowledge is getting too deep. But what have you start
will tend to start talking at 666 times okay? So these are just random examples that have come to my mind. So the point being was that this
knowledge that Allah sent to guide humanity removed them from ignorance to the light of element knowledge and he died and guidance. Allah sent the books or send the messengers for us. Allah sent the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and the book for us was Quran. And the contents of the book of Allah Quran was explained to us by the messenger SallAllahu sallam, through his sunnah through his call to his file, his verbal statements, his actions, his characteristics, we have this Quran and Sunnah and the explanation of the Quran and Sunnah was given to the Sahaba and it was transferred from the Sahaba to the dirt road and and it's been passing on, and this is what we call
Okay, and this shows that it's very important that if anyone wants authentic scholarship, that that person name is very important, we have to seek knowledge all of us. And this is why the topic of today's talk was that is actually the importance of knowledge, which is very important for everybody. This was a type of introduction, but it's very important that we also acknowledge that there are so many new sources and types of the world but before I just go to that, why it's important just to finish up this point, that we have to learn the knowledge in the right way with the right process in the correct way. Not self study, because that's not when I see that doesn't
mean that we can't read it. There's another extreme as well.
That any book you want to touch you think your hands are gonna put, I can't touch I'm not sure
it's not like that as well as another extreme. No, there are books there are general books there's Hadith books and you have a sleight of hand you mama know your name Allah load. Simple hadith of this is what Allah refers to in the Quran. Welcome your sermon, Quran and the vicar had been with the care. We have been Quran easy for nnessee Half a guidance for Iran. In the Quran, you have verses to do with general Morita and see how guided stories of the previous nations you know about Musa Peace be upon the use of peace be upon him either by the center General nnessee How about about fear of Allah by Jana Johanna simple things, this is what I was referring to when he says we're not
going to use Cerner or late Vickery. decrements, for Margarida for nausea, you have Hadith like that, as well as you know, just generally Hadith people if you know, translation could be not a problem. But at the same time, you have to understand that in the Quran, we have a year to come as well. There are approximately 500 verses relating to Islamic law and many Hadith relate to Islamic law. Those are the types of topics or Hadith that require a teacher so we don't go to the other extreme as well but you know, nobody can touch any book until you study that's another extreme as well you can simple verses of the Quran simple translations of the Quran making sure he will surely
increase knowledge even themselves they should read books that's what we have libraries of books it for our our knowledge and our education. So I just wanted to put that out as well that sometimes you can go overboard as well to the extreme that that says you have to have a teacher even if you want to just you know read handles a shift from you know, is Andreas and have Okay, now, it's not that extreme.
But we have to go through the right process, when we're studying proper deep knowledge, the ayahuasca and Hadith. You know the deep sciences the example that I gave you, self study is not sufficient people will be deviated, people can be deviated, this is why the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said in the famous hadith of Buhari in Allah Allah
is what I can Yakubu come with
the consignee Allah will not remove knowledge by just suddenly snatching away knowledge from the Muslim ummah, in Allah Daya element in desire,
Allah will not uplift and take knowledge by the removal of
the by the removing of the knowledge whether Kenya could build who become the owner.
Allah will remove knowledge by removing taking away giving depth to the scholars. He never said Allah will take away knowledge by taking away the books. This is a sahih Hadith in the psyche of Imam Bukhari. You can check in if you want, it's not a weak narration. This is a absolutely rigorously authenticated Hadith. Allah will remove the knowledge become a little older man had until a time will come in a hurry in Allah meuble T. Lehmann to the time when Allah will not there will be no Adam Schiff remaining personal knowledge. He tells her the nurse who sent Johanna people will take ignorant people as they need us in Islam. For Sue. They will be asked questions about Jim for
UF Toby radio element they will give fatwa and cuss verdicts without knowledge for Balu abandon the TV themselves and they will give you this as well.
This happens today.
This was predicted forecasted by the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam imagined this happens today. So this is how we knowledge and this is actually one of the sides of their Sahil bahaya game is no hurry no inertia well this one of the signs of pianist and the messengers of Allah. Listen, I mentioned four. He said you should have a hammock, alcohol will be consumed will have Zina fornication will become apparent while your front and aim knowledge will be taken away.
And the fourth one I can remember it since I hereby for science you mentioned in the ministry
How to suck Yeah, fourth one car was the man Tyree flight paths very good thing
happens. We all know time. We
already know like we can get a car to summer, Will you shut up and hammer? We're here to have a Zina will unify.
So this is a sign of the Day of Judgment. It's assignment, you know, the manager here, who couldn't back to that, you know, but this shows it's very important that we seek knowledge but in the right way with you know, the appropriate weight in the you know, very important way. So,
and this is why your mommy proceeding used to say in her that Umrah deal, and this has been reported from ethics in an audio volume as well for the loved one who in Amara deal for younger Hadoken Amnon Yahoo. Dena, remember this matter is D. This is not some word. We think this is the this this is Dean. Therefore, each one of you must be very careful where you take your knowledge from.
For the younger Hadoken Amnon Yahudi.
You go to a doctor, you just go to new books, like the doctors for electric briefcase, got a laptop, okay, today, he's got an iPad, he's demonstrated an iPhone.
He's very careful. Not anyone who just looks like a doctor. He's a doctor, because we're very careful. It's our health. This is our iman, anyone who looks like a chef just because he's grown a beard, or he's got a scarf like me.
Or he's got a hat on, which is somebody just looks or acts like it does. That's it? It's okay.
It's about telling them you have to know it's our responsibility. The way we are careful with our world. You know, we want to buy a car, we'll ask 10 experts, you want to ask a master or a ruling of Sharia, anyone who gives us the easiest ruling? Okay? It doesn't work like that. You know, the way we are careful with our business, we will consult so many different people before going on to a business venture. Before you know buying a car property or going to a doctor. Be careful. And you can find out what scholars you know, who have been studied by what was the scholarship, what's the level? What's the chain? What's the snack? What's their background? You know, one of the things you
know the prophets that Allah sent them if you see, this is quite unique that all these prophets that Allah sent, like Allah says in the Quran, sunnah Ross will admit call me human call me he will call me with Muda. Hamza? Yeah, with Adam home Buddha. Allah sent a messenger from amongst them. You know, the wisdom that Oliver mentioned was that it wasn't some outsider who came into the AMA and rasuna just suddenly appeared like some guy who suddenly nobody knows who's coming to Copenhagen. And he's got like, 500 people behind him and he looks in suddenly, where is this guy come from? Who knows? It wasn't like that. For the Rasul Allah, He was born in that community. People saw him when
he was two when he was three when he was 14. So he raising they saw his parents and saw him how he grew up. They called him a Sudoku. And I mean, before he even he was a prophet. And then when he became the Prophet people know his history is not just some random individual just appeared from anywhere. That's what Allah sent you know what I did from the monster.
So people know the background with with scholars with the remand insurance, you should know the background, who they are and why you know what they've studied before, we still have knowledge but we need to take knowledge in the right way. Because they say, you know, half a half a half a doctor is the same thing in Farsi Persian, something, you know, new new perfume podria we will
have doctor is a danger to life and half baked scholar is a danger to human. We don't want to have big countries. So, we have to seek knowledge. It's very important. Many, many texts of the Quran and Sunnah talk about knowledge, you know, it's very important. There's a hadith in the Sunnah for Imam it will merger and I'm going to just talk about this now briefly and then the Sunnah of
the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said, What would it mean for you not to
bother would really mean for you to call a Muslim seeking of knowledge is an obligation upon every Muslim this hadith is what we could ask them which is not absolutely safe, but it's it's authentic to an extent, and the salon of Hebrew imagine, there's a hadith in Bukhari, where the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said Mejuri the love will be free right piece of paper if he did, this is amazing.
Who will whom ever Allah intends good. Allah gives that person a deep understanding of you know, this hadith is like, Man is will be called shorty Yeah, it's like, if on my intense good he knew that Allah
give you the better than normal if knowledge
if which means it's rare. It's not that common it is not that rare but it's like hola syndrome Quran. If you will you find your parents in old age or in,
in my of Lumina, Anglican Kibera, huduma. Oklahoma, then make fun of themselves and for that alone, I hope so this is if it's like man, shot deer, which means that if Allah intends good with someone, Allah gives them the understanding of the, this understanding of the the core. For him understanding of the correct understanding of view is an amazing Dharma gift and it's only given to those whom Allah has chosen. Others have to just ask and follow up first Aruba Allah decree, in controller Darla Moon as the people of this knowledge, if you don't know. So that is important that everyone's acknowledged. Now this hadith, particularly referred to this hadith says, Every Muslim has to seek
knowledge. Now you might say that some people, Allah also is saying what, as the people of knowledge, if you don't know and this hadith is saying every Muslim seeks knowledge, so
is there a contradiction or there isn't a contradiction? There's no contradiction.
Both texts are talking about two different things.
When when the messenger salAllahu alayhi wa sallam said, seeking of knowledge, and this knowledge talks about Islamic sacred knowledge is an art. It's an obligation upon every Muslim. This refers to the basic knowledge, which is further I note, we have two types of obligations. One is federal aid, and what is called Kifah. Foreign Aid is like personally, I'll be country upon every person, like five time prays for every one of us Janaza prayer, according to some XYZ, we're going to send this form to the fire. If no one offers a Janaza prayer, for the fire, no one offers the Janaza prayer, then the whole community is sinful. But if some people offer the prayer of the personal pastor in
this community, then the responsibility is uplifted for everybody, even those who did not offer generous offering this oil called kefir. It's yet free divided by sufficient some people doing it is enough for others. Now we have these two types of obligations. There are some aspects of knowledge which is fun. And there are some aspects of knowledge which is from the fire, the verse of the Quran, where we said, Where were the messengers, Obama said that those with whom Allah intends good gets gives him the deep understanding some people, that's the first if I have not so which means that the very detailed deep knowledge of the Quran and Hadith and Tafseer and Akita and fept, and
very in depth, knowledge.
That's the responsibility of a few people's 55 Nobody in the whole world or something like the whole world, nobody in each community.
If there's nobody in a community that the whole community is, because if you can't do it yourself, you should sponsor someone to go and that's why loss is followed on the forum and fully forgotten men who prefer to get a phone call who funded when you're the roll, call Muhammad Roger Williams,
a group must seek knowledge and teach the rest, the rest should make financially provide for them if they can't, you know, if there's a community, then responsibility of Muslims of our community to
you know, highlight or choose View really sharp and clever individuals and say, Look, you don't worry about learning, we will take care of you and you go and study and then you cater for us for our Islamic needs, will cater for your wording. This is why is a publication of every community. So this deep knowledge
which Allah chooses, some people may use at the level below. And that deep knowledge, which Allah says that as the people of knowledge, that's the first key fire knowledge. Is everybody clear with this? However, this personally obligatory basic knowledge that is a responsibility of every one of us, me and you, brothers and sisters, everybody, every Muslim, just like five time prayers, fasting in the month of Ramadan, Hajj, Suchard, these basic ferocity that idea this personally, I'll be the chief for every Muslim has to learn the knowledge. What is that knowledge?
Knowledge is the basic knowledge that each person,
male or female, whatever they come across, or whatever they come in life, they must learn about, because remember, Islam has laws. Islam is not just a religion of celebration. Okay, you know, Islam is not just an Islamic law, religion. Islam is a complete way of life. It's not just a few modes and forms of celebration, do some fireworks, like you have fireworks here, and you just celebrate and be relaxed. This Islam is set of rules and knows it from the moment we wake up to the moment we go to sleep every aspect of our life that are gone
There are laws. And every Muslim must learn the basics of every aspect of the field that he is going to deal with in his life.
You have to learn the basics, for example, it first of all, it is very important basically that without going to too much debates and arguments yet, don't wait too because once you start doing individual arguments, then that set you or the light of knowledge goes away in America is to say, a miracle, you the Hebrew writing arguments and debates takes away the light of match. So don't get into our basic theory than that. And then after that, the things that we have to learn about every Muslim
we all have to pray. So we have to learn the basic laws and rules of purification. Basically, every Muslim should have basic knowledge. Sisters have the extra responsibility because they have some specific types of, you know, issues to do purity and impurity, have loads of menstruation and people need to go through courses. So many times sisters have these questions. And they asked and it's very difficult to know sometimes you know, they should every Muslim sister should have a basic course in the rules of Hadith may 1 is to how they shouldn't have a timetable a calculation method. Exactly. They know what's going on, when they can pray with it when they can't train a sister should conduct
this course and Brothers is not the heart is very important. The basic rules of Salah you don't need to know the details of Sir, the basic the forearm, the ledger, but the Sunnah, and archon, the things that invalidate voodoo, Voodoo, these are basic issues to do with Islam, with the Haram purification that everyone has to learn about whatever we come across. And then, of course, Quran is very important.
Number one, the recitation of the book of
this book of Allah that Allah has given us.
This book was given to who,
to the Muslims to us. It wasn't given to anybody else. It's so sad that a person a Muslim, a human being called a Muslim, lives a life of 60 years, and he's read every single internet site and every newspaper and he has not had the time in 70 years of his life to be able to recite the book of Allah this is really satisfying Sorry for being frank. This is really sad. No time to learn the way to recite the book of the Arabic wording itself is very important as well as even the meaning is but even because this is why the diversity of Quran yet Zulu Elohim is, this in itself was an objective. The messenger sallallahu alayhi salam was sent by Allah to even teach the way to recite the Quran.
There are rewards on the Arabic letters, because it's Allah, you know, it's a divinely revealed book.
So, Quran is very important and and with that read with correct pronunciation requires effort, it requires time. For some people it's more difficult than others. For some people it's easy okay, if it's easy that 100 As I call Office for People from Arabic background will be easier for them because you know, they have that mother tongue of being able to pronounce the heart and the heart and whatever. Some people from the Asian subcontinent background sometimes very difficult but you know, quite soft everything requires effort, but to be able to read with correct the truth, and then not just stop there. I personally feel that every Muslim should try to understand the basic meanings
as well of the basic aspects of the Quran. The reading you read in certain fattier everyday in Salah we read to refer to her and we don't have a clue what we are saying. Like I will say today, an afternoon that a Salah that is offered with meanings is completely transformed. It's a different prayer. If you know what you're saying that Hamdu lillahi rabbil aalameen or Rahmani? Raheem McCune, did you understand the meaning you will enjoy yourself
as the people who know the meanings of the Quran, you know what the Imam is getting? Taraweeh or the Imam is you know, you don't say Okay, I'm gonna God never told me. It's getting too hot. It's too that doesn't happen because why that happens to us because we don't know what's going on. You know, it's difficult to cement in a listening to someone, you don't have a clue on the same to be able to stand for two hours and not it's difficult. And it's that step. I mean, I myself I'm thinking, I have to understand the meanings now I'm thinking to myself, like if I didn't understand the meanings held outside for two hours. I mean, I was just thinking to myself last time, you know, if I
understand the meaning,
so difficult to stand behind anymore Mashallah. You have the sacrifice, you can do it. I'm not that strong and weak. But I mean itself is great that you are standing and this insolvents Bucha had a lower reward as well, but I'm saying not everybody can understand everything we prefer, at least in Salah regularly daily Surah two feeds were to nurse sort of follow through and as you know, those few suitors of the Quran being able to understand the basic
meanings you don't even have to learn Arabic for that just the general just a
brief message of that soon. It impacts the heart. So we have Patna, we have Mr. Latina, we have to have solid, and then whatever that we come across in our lives.
If, if somebody is going to be in, if somebody is going to trade and do business, then they must learn the rules of business and trade.
Because Islam is not just about praying, it's about business as well. We have books and books and books. The longest verse in the Quran is not about salah. The longest verse in the Quran is known as I told you that you entered Iman. He died today and don't be Danish either he was summoned to goo, but you have to bring a concatenation with it. When you take a credit loan transaction when you do a loan transaction, then write it down this and that includes laws about business and trade. The hadith and sunnah to me the messenger SallAllahu sallam, he said to juggle your Sharona Yeoman peyote for Java.
Every tradesmen merchant, businessman or woman will be resurrected as a sinner on the Day of Judgment except the one who was truthful.
In his business and trade, there are laws and rules, this is halal, this is haram This is permissible this for our money money or income has to be by him and
food you know when we say halal food brothers and sisters, halal food is not just gelatine and alcohol and wine and pork. That is important. Halal is also the money that we use to eat the food.
Halal is also if I'm selling alcohol and I'm earning haram money that I could be eating fish that fish is haram for me as well.
It's very important. That's why you know, the income that we earn must be halal. You must not be earning the labor you must not be earning usually an interest. It must be huddled by YouTube gloomy muffin holiday harder than a year but we ask the question why our dua are not accepted. The messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said that in one Hadith he recited a couple of verses. Your son Colombian attorney about environmental Saudi had from Dhaka or Virgin ash as he mentioned, the man said he was a man. He had all the reasons for his daughter to be accepted. He was shelved because normally someone's travel he was he was a traveler. There were two salvia is accepted the
draft Mustafa accepted so his dua should definitely should have been accepted. He was to show Ashika Alberta Yeah, we'll do your day here this summer. He's raising his hands towards heavens if you raise your hands to repeat it's good etiquette to raise hands that's what is accepted this is somebody you are a PR of behavior singer upbeat when we say Robina it's a means of being accepted. Yet his dua was not accepted.
And then he said you know why? Well not um Who haram, Masha Rabu haram, woman bustle, who have well who do we have? And I used to juggling, his food is haram.
His drink is haram. I listen to the third one because you might say food and drink maybe pork and alcohol. His clothes are haram.
Clothes meaning made out of a club. Meaning was the money used to buy the clothes. His clothing is haram and he is nourished on haram. For n use the gel booty. How can his dua be accepted?
Haram income food is a block in blocks. It's a means of blocking acceptance of our two. We have to make sure we earn ourselves Hala earning color is a great responsibility and is rewarded because we're Harare for either the mother for either if you do it in the halal reward as well, but there are those so anyone who's going to earn should know basic rules of halal and haram permissibility in permissibility. There's things like her uncertainty transactions, so many types of transactions we might know known maybe haram and if the husband is earning and bringing food can an income into the household. And women as well are working in this day and age because it's very difficult. But in the
early times, they say that in a time of the self, the wives of the great set of the early scholars and the great Imams of this woman who used to say to their husbands when they used to go out to work he used to say if double blah you know whatever to remove haram right the US Bureau and the jury whether that's bureau had enough when you go out fear Allah and don't feed us haram we have Sutherland patients on hunger we're not on the fire of that.
So you know we can remain hungry but being bring halal food at all. It Up Allah fina 123 Moodle haram in Nashville other jewelry you can have someone on June well they're not spiritual enough. You don't have Sivan Hellfire so
If we're training, then we need to trade and business knows, if someone wants to marry, if you don't want to marry, don't learn about marriage. But if somebody wants to marry, then they must learn the rules of Nika and Tara as well, not Tala, because you're going to do that, because you're going to avoid divorce. You know, once we had I mean, I've taught the course of marriage so many times in different countries. So what's next? The cause of divorce the law.
I don't we don't we don't, we don't want to divorce. We don't need to learn about it. I said, you're not learning because you want to divorce. You want to learn so you avoid how many people don't realize that they lose their lives. This one person, this is practical example with me. He came and he was in his 60s, an elderly person, a very pious, righteous, elderly uncle in the community, doing a lot of work dealing mashallah, you know, involved in our world and things like that. But he didn't learn the basic rules of Telefonica. And he found out when he was 60, something that for the past 10 years, he's here divorced his wife, and he was living in Santa.
Imagine, and he's doing he was the first person in the masjid before the dawn for prayer. And he's doing Darrell work as well. But no knowledge down without knowledge can be deviation.
Sorry for being frankly, it's very important. This person was involved in my community, heavily involved, but no knowledge whatsoever. He actually came with his nephew to ask a question to me about whether he had divorced what was the ruling of Sharia because there was some, he gave him $1 off and he's allegedly or not. So he bought his nephew, that look, you know, something happened yesterday. So he wants to take some advice. So when I was explained to his nephew, I saw him suddenly something happened to his face got a shock and but anyway, and then the next day, he came by himself. And I said yesterday, I came, you know, when you were explaining to my nephew, that
point you explained, can you tell me about that again? So I said This
made me think I think 10
was definitely divorced.
And he was really shocked. He was very, very good theory. For 10 years, he's been living in a haram relationship. But anyways, if we go by so far, renew the new car, because it was possible to use the new car, there was only one divorce. But these are cases that people when the donut about one check was at once
that so many times couples have problems in their marriage, they might not know that the marriage actually ended, and that has taken place and that's why there's no Baraka in the marriage.
There was one case that came to a show and so many problems. He once said, he tried explaining just doesn't work. He said once you know what let's just to touch the unica. Let's just renew your marriage. Read a marriage for the promise of
this. Usually I have this one. One chef, he said this happened. Because there was nobody in the marriage. There was no marriage. So sometimes people don't realize that they might have said I don't wanna scare you too much because you know, they don't want you to get into obsessive compulsive disorder. You know, it's not that easy as well. Okay, so don't think oh, yeah, thank you. Maybe after you if you don't remember. Remember, look, doubts. Don't do anything. nega is certainty cloud is uncertain if you are not 1,000,000% Sure. Until then you America. Okay, so don't start getting scared because this you know, just yesterday or the day before speaking to a brother. He's just so
this is another problem. I don't agree
that as well, especially this divorce rulings, basic rules of divorce are enough. Don't get too deep into the details. This is my practical sort of experience with people. You know, sometimes it can get too much as well unless you're a scholar, you're a part of it. And you want to go deep because you want to guide people, then yes, you don't need to know every single angle and scenario. But if it's for basic knowledge and just simple, basic knowledge, especially divorce issues, don't go too deep into position. But anything anything that we come across in our lives, about inheritance, about the rules of you know, different things that we need to learn about and take time out. Look, you
know, and really try and try try best. There was a moment where regimen Hambledon
great Imam. He said in one of his books, a lot of the times he said it's an obligation followed on anyone who wants to start any business or trade to learn first effect the rule of that where he's going to find out how come of Sharia before entering, since people don't do that. And when they get so deep into that, then they start finding out maybe Tom knows too difficult to come out. It's like a tunnel. It's like you've gone deep into your business, your trade your company's being set everything now how do you turn that it's like one way you can't No, you have to come up from the other
side of the tunnel. So before you enter that tunnel,
find out is this hello, I can go into it or not. If not then
seek an alternative means of employment or business or training. So these are areas that we must, you know, really try our best. And I'm just gonna end with this when we see our, you know, early Fidessa
Since the scholars, the Imams set up a subhuman of your world and who, from the time of the Sahaba, I said, one of the greatest students how there was, so you get a Buddha or the love and who, who would remain hungry.
The most prolific NARRATOR He said, and
he says himself about it. He says that the people say why do I generate so many leads? In his time? Sahaba used to say that he knows so many he said, The reason why is because I know he used to go to work. They used to go to work, earn a livelihood, I used to just stay all night long, just sleep, eat in the masjid. Nope, nothing else. And people used to actually because of hunger, he's to become unconscious, or you would, you're unconscious, and people used to used to become unconscious. And people used to think that he is, you know, he's got this epilepsy problem that you know, and the remedy for that is, you know, you can shuffle on people's neck or something like that. So he says to
fall flat on the door of the mercy of the messiness of Obama resettlement, so how is to do this on my next that so I get better, they don't know that I am unconscious because of hunger, I haven't eaten for six days, seven days, 10 days because sacrificed to seek knowledge. This is this is how this how this is how this how our work, and not just them, we see this, all of them without their own until today. Till today, if I take you from me from that, because that's a good system from the sahaba. Till today, just one or two example that will end.
If you look, for example, there's some examples.
Javed bin Abdullah, he's had he's had companion,
famous Han. Now imagine, this is a companion of the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
He himself has
learned so much knowledge and he has heard Hadith from the messengers of Allah. But there's one Hadith that he did not hear from the messenger, salallahu Alaihe Salam, and the Messenger of Allah peace and blessings be upon him has left this world. And he realized that there is another Sahabi companion by the name, Abdullah Hebron, who nice, not as good as the Allahu anhu, who has the privilege of hearing and listening to this hadith directly from the messenger of allah sallallahu sallam, but he lives in Damascus in Syria, where there's problems to
bring us to that will be to offer our brothers and sisters wherever they are.
He was living in Medina, Jellybean Abdullah, Abdullah Nunez is where in Damascus, he said, I have to Masirah Tasha, I traveled the walking distance of one month, maybe on his camera and walking from Medina all the way to Damascus. He's living in Medina. He is so happy. So happy, who cares? I don't need to go to someone else. He's he's in Medina is living Madina. Munawwara traveling all the way for one month to Damascus. And he comes and knocks on the door of Abdullah nowadays. The Allahu Allah.
When he says come inside, so no, no, don't go anywhere except bring your water. No, he held his hand stop at the door. She took a motor out the muda cobbler and
I fear that if you go to the motor inside, you might die. Oh and my Dad
Stop telling me the Hadith don't talk about water.
And he had it on the doorstep. This is the eagerness of this house.
You heard the Hadith and then he actually didn't even go in and he came back one month distance back. These are the examples of this I have. And then we have after the Sahaba we have the son of the child of your own Muslims. Amazing examples. People are traveling you know people from Europe, places like Los Angeles, you know, Spain, some people travel from there on foot through Africa, Morocco, all the way to Bermuda and Iraq to study there was a person a great Imam called a sudoku for out
as a doctor for art is a Western European Muslims. Scott was from Spain.
In Iraq was a great Imam called Imam Muhammad Abdul Hassan a Chevalier, the student of Imam Abu Hanifa the Allah I don't mind the teacher of Imam
he's a teacher and Mohammed is a teacher of a chef he and the students of Moroccan Abu Hanifa this person who forgot he's from Spain from Andhra Lucia from anusandhan If you've traveled if you've been traveling, I went a few years ago Spencer historical place from there he traveled not not taking a you know, British Airways flight to Spanish errors or whatever you call it straight. He's traveled all the way to Iraq to Baghdad. And he came to you know, Mohammed and he said I want to study by you