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Etiquettes Of Seeking Knowledge
Channel: Murtaza Khan
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before we enter into the topic of
the entitled topic of etiquettes of seeking knowledge,
would be appropriate to first look at the virtues of the Bible, or position,
the virtue of knowledge,
near to learn the importance of knowledge that it plays in the life of not just a human being, but in specific for Muslim.
And likewise, what are some of the fruits
of this divine knowledge. Because many of us, unfortunately, more and more begin to take Islam as a religion, even though Islam is not a religion, it's a way of life. It's a Dean of Academic academia, maybe possibly, because many of us are brought up in the Western world of education just for the sake of education doesn't hold any spirituality is just facts and figures.
And just general knowledge.
And this is the wrong approach to have towards the blessing sciences or the Islamic knowledge. Islamic knowledge is in base for person to discover how much they know, or how much they can learn. Islam, the key element is what you know, and what you implement. That's how simple Islam is. And it's quite sad that we know that many of us Muslims begin to go into a modernistic approach of Islam, that we read much, but that implementation is unfortunately very minimal. And so we need to possibly maybe the statement is true, read less and try to implement more, would be my personal advice to myself and into the rest of your respected brothers and sisters.
So we know that early knowledge as a very important factor for Muslim because even the first Ayat of the Quran is a certain animal that we find has a key hidden message if you ponder over them. And I'm sure all of us have come across a story of the revelation and have revelations brought down
anywhere inside sorted and up we find where but not kinda mentioned, a corrupt the smear of beaker lady Holla Holla can insert them in Accra, bouken, Accra, a lady
unnamable column and lemon in Santa melon yalom. So read proclaim. So this is the first word of the forum.
What does this entail, and here we find that this is going back to the verb Cora, to read or to recite. So, this is highlighting an emphasis about the importance of reading of reciting. And likewise, the verse that mentions that the latest stage
animal in Santa Maria Maria Allan Poe man that which he did not know, that is the essence of a human being, is we do not have the knowledge unless pantalla bestows the knowledge upon us and gives us the tofik and ability to understand certain things of this dunya
allimand in Santa talk man by the use of the pen. That comes another era, about the use of knowledge is why the use of the pen does you find something random I mentioned earlier in Bill keator. But restrict your knowledge codify knowledge by writing it. Some people have a strong ability to memorize and retain it inside their mind and their chest. But the same time even men in the realm of Hadith took that those individuals who scribed their knowledge, keep it codified. And thus we find that the whole surah knocker and the 68 chapter Quran also points to the fact as well which is called surah two column
one column one is to rule by the letter have known and by the pen but what it scribes. So this is again another shout out to the concept of enemy of gaining that knowledge and codifying that knowledge. While low a critical member Tony Omaha Tico lotta moonachie
Last time that I took you out to the wombs of your mothers, and you did not know anything, that is the essence of the human being, man has not been bestowed with knowledge. Man has to gain an end that knowledge and then the last contact gave you the faculties of hearing of seeing and the feelings inside your heart. For what reason have these faculties been given danmaku cashkaro, that you may be grateful to Allah Subhana Allah. So prime essence of gaining knowledge is to show gratitude towards Allah Subhana Allah and thus you find what Polly illuminated where the shako are only a few servants are truly devout and sincere and grateful to Allah Subhana Allah. So the
beginning of knowledge is to recognize the Creator. That is the all important knowledge the rest of the knowledge that we study in this world remember, codify the embrace divisions, that knowledge which is most to have that knowledge which is recommended, that knowledge which is hard to define that some people have to gain that knowledge, whether it be the knowledge of medicine, the knowledge of other forms of knowledge, which are very important for us, Muslims even more and more today. And then you find that knowledge which is compulsory. The compulsory knowledge is the knowledge of Allah Subhana Allah that is incumbent upon every single Muslim to learn, not only for the likes of panda
Allah, to recognize and to know the Creator, as a Quran mentioned fandom and Nola Illa, her in the love was stuck for Leedom big, have knowledge that none has the right to be worshipped except for loss of hannant Allah and this knowledge are classified as a limited knowledge of the oneness of Allah, and the rest and branches of knowledge, Islamic knowledge all split away, or all flow from his one prime knowledge. When a person has belief in Allah and Allah has that conviction has that understanding, then it comes easy for individuals to understand a heartbeat from ease for individuals to implement them, to practice them. With many times we may be looking at other sources
of knowledge we begin to lose focus upon the prime initial stage of gaining of knowledge is a recognition of a lesson from the Allah. And that's we find that this knowledge or the use of even the intellect at certain stages has been praised but lots of handled and we know that human beings have been raised and excelled even beyond the angels. And we know the angels who Locatelli manda equal to many no angel has been created from light never disobey Allah Subhana Allah, they are soon aloha Amber, Amaya, Luna Malik Maroon, never disobey the commandments, but last time Ghana and carry out whatever they've been told to do. So how can the human being begin to excel even beyond the age
of and a long discussion begins to take place right in the beginning of sort of Bukhara, when a lot kind of mentioned to the angels in New Jersey don't feel oddly califa going to place a viceroy, a vice chairman and leader upon the earth. And then the angels began to highlight how can you play someone in the earth? Are we not sufficient to praise you and to glorify you and to make mention of you? So the angels for they're the only ones that Remember last Chandana? Are you going to create a group of people who are going to spill blood and create facade upon the earth? The hero limit the fantasy to begin to discuss that? How can the angels have this understanding about the corruption on
the earth? One interpretation we mentioned is because the jinn used to live upon the earth, and their spinning of the blood in the facade they created. And the other understanding which is even plausible today that we can recognize masses of human beings go around spilling blood, and creating facade. So this inside of the angels holds true that in general, a human being, unfortunately, does create facade upon the earth and does spill blood. But at least from Vegeta, I'm going to bless this type of creation, or this creation, beginning with Adam and Islam, and taught him the names of everything, and then exposed Adam and Islam to the angels and ask the angels. What are the names?
That's what really most of us see, they mentioned the names of colors of trees of plants, the fish in the ocean, the animals, signs of botany, all types of discussions, you mentioned that about Islam has been taught. And then what do the angels do? Although Subhana Allah gmelina in Ghana and Amina in decanter, allemaal Hakeem, the angels had to submit, glorified, you have to acknowledge is restricted. So here the human beings knowledge and capability and ability goes beyond the angels. And a key element why the human being is also lifted above the angels is because the use of the rational the mind to decide to serve a muscle panagia Allah, whereby the angels don't have that
choice. So to insert the human being becomes the best creation of Allah Subhana Allah, if it recognizes Allah Subhana Allah. At the same time unfortunately we find tomorrow that no as philosophically the human being also becomes the worst of the creation becomes the lowest of the low
As you might know Khurana Tom uses harsh words about people who don't recognize the Creator, in the shadow of the web in the law, the most evil of creation the beast are those people who disbelieve we don't pay any attention at time to praise them about this dunya defame them the beginning of certain Soto room that we find a 30 of capital Quran. Yeah, Allah Muna. Here Amina hayata dunya. They know the external factors of the dunya, the toorak, Sharia the streets, the infrastructure, the buildings, the skills, the abilities all day praise in the Quran. But in the Quran mentions wahoo manual at home coffee Loon. But as for the, for the coffee, Luna heedless, they lost plots, they
lost solace, they have no vision to the earth era. And that's unfortunate. Many of us Muslims are beginning to fall into that pattern, that we think that the only way that Islam will come once again, is this technical approach a life of academia, that we reach the same academic level as the Western world, then we will begin to compete with them, that may be possibly true that we need to have certain infrastructures in place. But that's not the deeper understanding of Islam, that we need to have those find the skills to be Islam to come to the stage once again. And as I mentioned, the reason why elements become so weak in our times, it's clearly visible. Amongst the reason being
mentioned is that the non Western world of its development of its education system, which has been planted upon many Muslim lands, if you go and look at the the talimena countries, so Kotani, why many of us foreign students here anyway? Do you really think it's just a piece of paper, isn't it just a piece of paper, but obviously, they've developed a system, all praise goes to them for developing that system, whereby years ago, centuries ago, they used to send the leaders of this country to Al Andalus, which was the hub of knowledge, leaders of this country, and many of the Western countries to send their own children, the kings and queens, they used to send them to us and
learn the various sciences from us. And now today, we have to pay 10 15,000 pounds to come here, just to learn a basic foundation English
lesson. And I want to spend a few minutes many 1000s just to just to graduate and even then, our capability is basically not much. It's not much, because we're not using the elite of our individuals to go back to our countries and go back to the Muslim world and to benefit them. And even when we do return back some of these individual elite, they become modernistic in their thinkers, in their thought in their perception. They think that modernism is the only way forward. They've been so impressed by the modernistic way of life, they forget spirituality. And that's when you begin to find the heart of that warfare begins to take place between us, the religious clerics
and low checklist will begin to come back from the Western world and say, You religious clerics? What do you know about the real world? Well, hamdulillah many of the religious clerics are beginning to change and come into the Western world as well. But at the same time, hold on to the spirituality in Charlotte and bridge the gap, that we need both of these sciences to go forward. Like and find that follow Him, we find that our commitment has become weakened. The commitment of an average Muslim is very, very weak. Many Muslims think we'll just let life get by just be an average individual we don't we don't have time for just an average individual anymore. If you have lofty
goals, lofty aspirations, then you have to go to the upper limit. Don't just think about becoming the average individual, like qualified exposure of this dunya that most of us Muslims, unfortunately, are what are we worried about? Play and amusement. Wherever you travel at the moment, we have more emphasis which is placed upon play and amusement than actual studio studying. And you can see even genuinely when you speak to people University type of subjects that they're doing the type of environment that they live in, it's not wholesome, it's not healthy. Likewise, in the Muslim world, as well. So these are reasons that begin to weaken the concept of knowledge. Likewise, it's
been prophesized by the prophet and communism that there will come a time whereby the committing of fornication will be dominant, the drinking of alcohol and knowledge will begin to decline. And how will knowledge begin to decline, knowledge will begin to decline by the death of the Ummah and you find that ignorant people become the leaders and people in authority, and they will give false verdicts or incorrect verdicts and they will be misguided misguide other individuals. Don't we find that at the moment in the Western world? How many weird and wonderful verdicts we find people aligned possibly drink of alcohol The taking of Riba the lack of free mixing whatever it may be,
every day, you find new new verdicts begin to take place because this is from Bible Torah from a necessity of life.
Because why it's being brainwashed into our brains that you know, Islam is not practical for the 21st century.
So the first thing we need to dig out of our brains and our heart whether whatever our level of Islam or knowledge may be that Islam is practical for every time in every place. That's the first thing that we need to develop that knowledge within us or whether we get to the end result. We don't get to the end result.
There is what we need to chip away from our mind from our hearts that uproot that from our hearts and our mind that Islam is not practical. Islam is not implementable anymore. That is what we need to take out and the rest will come into place. That's the initial stage of it wherever you go, now more Muslims begin to question not right about non Muslim test day job at the end of the day. Their task is obviously to throw doubts upon Islam.
But the sad fact is that more and more Muslims are beginning to weaken in their vision of Islam, and the perception of knowledge. And like what many have talked about even when people talk about the resurgence of Islam, you have many weird and wonderful parties and movements in in universities will talk about the real lifting of the Islamic world in the Empire etc.
In a simple lesson, the stomach cyclical Islamia is such a word, Islamic resurgence or reawakening
has to contain knowledge, there is no way that Islam will rise. With ignorant people with empty cans make a lot of noise for a balloon, they burst very quickly. And that's what we what we have at the moment. And some of these individuals will honestly if you ask them to judge by the Quran and the Sunnah, you find not in the English language, the foreign as soon as to be judged the Arabic language that is the essence of judging. And many of these individuals, if not all of them, including myself, we don't have the credentials to do that. So it's a very long, tedious journey. So when people think that everything will just change in a matter day and night, it's not true. But the
same time we shouldn't lose heart because many of these factors that we find around us, great really Merlot, give me a measure window that we added earlier, Maddie was surrounded by some of these hardships. They didn't say this to stop because we prophesied that knowledge will begin to plummet. Let's just stop there continue to change the likewise we have to continue the journey of awakening ourselves and coming back to those important factors. Like Asana principle inside a solo equals well, Mallory team will work up for worship, whatever is obligatory, and it needs to be carried out which is compulsory, whatever is linked to the obligation becomes an obligation as well, based on
slightly ventricle just to make you understand it quite
in easy terms. For example, we all know that to pray, prayer is an obligation, just that we pray to Him the subtle body is an obligation, whatever is linked to that obligation also becomes obligatory. So what is linked to that obligation is the the performance of the ablution solution becomes an obligation for that prayer. So likewise, our life, part of our life living on this earth, then knowledge becomes an obligation. So it's not something that some people think it's for some people, not for other people, there are certain basic knowledge that we all need to gain. We offer our prayers to those who plan to go for Hajj, how to perform the Hajj. Likewise, we are involved in
business transaction how do we engage in them the basic elements of halal Haram is all for us to learn. But more and more we find that unfortunately, many young Muslims living in this country don't know how to perform or do don't know how to pray don't to force don't even notice basic Hello was Hara. That's a very shallow level for that very shallow level that we've fallen at because obviously we work with different doesn't mean that we're belittling any individual but we work with different individual organization we can see that maybe sometimes a benchmark is in the wrong location. That if you look at an average individual in this country, you find that they are unfortunately quote
unquote very ignorant of their Deen. So knowledge is something that we should take it as something very important you find in the prophetic Howdy. And the rate in the save even in the cinema, even murder, tolerable in me for either to Nanakuli Muslim to seek knowledge is an obligation upon every single Muslim. Some people try to make this edition of Muslim Martin as well and every female as well. And this edition is incorrect according to Allah, Hadith as a member. So how are we unlike what the majority, if not in other value classified that addition is something which is rejected. That doesn't mean that the Hadith is not being sexist. No, in the Arabic language when you use the
word Muslim maintains both male and female doesn't look for answers. Yeah, you and Edina M and O you who believe that Intel's both that paper is for both men and women. So knowledge is incumbent upon both men and women to gain that knowledge. The only reason I mentioned this, this shows the the accuracy of knowledge as we turn to highlight the etiquettes of knowledge because some people just try to whatever wherever you gain knowledge, just just drink that knowledge, no. Authenticity has a big role to play in the gaining of knowledge just like today if I lectured, you know, something to do with maybe medicine, and those of you who studied medicine may think, you know, maybe it's got
the gift of the gab. But then I'll make a big blunder and some technical terminology. And those of us specialists individually recognize, you know, he's not really a medic student.
So how can you talk about medics? And that's why when it comes to this world, when some people talk about Islam sounds the gift of the gab and you begin to think, you know, that's not really Islamic what the person is quoting. They don't really have the question.
To mention that so because why a times authenticity is questionable. And likewise, your lecture we mentioned somebody Einstein's theory that he mentioned this in this book, and you go back and you read that theory, you read that concept you think, you know, my teacher, my lecture, he's a damn good lecturer. Because wherever he quotes, there's a path of authenticity, and it exists. If I come along, and I quote you Islam,
and then you go back and you find in the text, that the quotation is totally incorrect. What I've quoted has been misquoted. What I've quoted and missed are certain extracts, then you know, what you have to basically begin to do you have to place a question mark, next to that person, because there are people unfortunately, misinterpret Islam intentionally at times. There are people who misquote Islam for their own personal interest, for their own source for their own welfare. So the most important concept of the search of knowledge is to look at authenticity doesn't mean we're all human beings, we all make mistakes, but if in general person holds 80 to 90%, what their quotations are
based upon the Quran and Sunnah you can go back and you can read, find those quotations. That's something acceptable. As for human beings, we all we make mistakes in my mind that said, everybody's statements are taken and rejected, except for Sahib will have the other except for the companion in his grave. And he was pointing to the Prophet Mohammed to them because Mr. Malik was known as Imam who had never left Medina and his life all the time. If Medina was to perform hajj, never come out of Medina, and save them find his famous quotation that shows the rank of knowledge and the humility unlike today, whereby everybody claims to be a scholar in their own right man came from Iraq and
Austin from 3336 odd questions in mathematics at amatola dreamer in the envelope, my atom, the atom don't know I don't have the knowledge alone need messenger know best? I don't know.
The Manta case. How is this possible? I've come all the way from from Iraq to ask you these numerous questions. You're the great Imam Malik of Medina. What should I go back and find the people? Is it gone to the people Mmm, Malika doesn't know finish content the people that don't know. So first is not obliged to give an answer to everything. A person isn't obliged to have a knowledge of every single thing. Because we know one melty two minute in me in the kalila man has only been given a small amount of knowledge. And knowledge is very, very small. Just like going back to the perception of musante, salami and fader, whereby both of them are in a boat. Remember, credit was the most
knowledgeable individual from one angle musallam was the most knowledgeable from another angle on that planet at that stage. Both of them combined. at the brink of that boat, clicker mentioned to move the artists around the mind knowledge and your knowledge. It just like the amount of water that went in the beak of this bird. And the rest of that ocean is a knowledge of Allah Subhana Allah, so about every knowledgeable individual, there is a loss of Hannah that Allah because arrogance, that's what destroys people as well because some people gain knowledge they think they have a right over other individuals knowledge, it humbles a person brings about humility, or I mentioned asked him to
come at us and allow in a show goodness to people that love kindness or goodness to you. So the person learns knowledge, they tried to gain it to better their own souls first you mentioned to recognize a left hander and to better their own relationship with a left hander and to better their family members and and loved ones around them. And that was to inshallah hopefully influence the wider community or the closer community around it. But at the same time, the way that you influence that community, is it via arrogance?
Was I not a young boy once and someone took me by the hand and said, Look, this is not right, this is this is wrong, and told me. So why should I return back to society and giving the same way teach to people in a good way, which are advocates of knowledge. That's you find that beautification, presenting things in a good manner, in an easy manner that has a bigger impact upon the community, and the use of harshness, that you find your cerebella to be easy, be lenient towards people do not be difficult, but she's not enough to give people glad tidings don't push people away. So that is also the etiquettes of gaining the knowledge and and presenting the knowledge. Also, you find that
time psychologically, that many of us, we become so full of ourselves, we think that we can at times begin to challenge any people of seniority, or people who have more knowledge than us, doesn't mean that at times, we can't challenge them. You can't pose certain questions to them and ask them whether it's acceptable, but there's certain etiquettes but a wavelength at the moment in this country of 40 that people begin to study the dean after six months after one year after two years, they start making such bold statements that chefs who are journeyman yogic shaved my
chest doesn't know he's ignorant, it has no understanding he's a sellout. Is this. The statements?
What type of mentality is this? In we differ with many of our teachers at times who got thrown out the class at time to talk
To shut up and sit down, but to this day, never lost respect for them. As soon as we came at the lecture theatre, they still like a father, silica teacher, still beloved to us. So they said, an etiquette that in this country, you will never learn them. Because people are always trying to deliver a different type of message that you can become overdose individuals. I want to give two examples. On a psychological basis to help understand the picture we may make us reflect those of us who have children, you find out in general that when you have a child, you find that a child at certain age begins to think the father or the mother, in using his word linguistically knows
everything that's normal, a child would look up at a mother or father and think you know, every time I ask them, they'll give the right answer. As the child begins to get to the age of 1011, you find certain things that you know, you need that the Father may not know the mother may not know, for example, you need the football team names of players or whatever it may be certain sporting activities or movies, whatever it may be. So the child begins to think you know, that I may be no 30% of knowledge more than my father, my mother, when it comes to the age of 11. Plus, he finally begins to become 5050 comes to a team, we think, you know, what parents, what do they know about
What do they know about life, I'm much more knowledgeable than them.
And this factor that we find that there's something that still exists in the parents that doesn't exist in the children, you may excel in certain aspects of knowledge, but a life experience will always be there. That is one key thing that Islam folks when he when he talks about 50 or so many respected sisters calm that my father is not a good bully, whatever, maybe we go back and read the books of the thick, but many times we try to press the impress these views that people tried to come along, I don't need to do this, I don't need to do that. If you go back and read the works of the ohada, classical Papa, they mentioned the reason why the Willie The Guardian is the Guardian is
because of the experience of life is one key reason because in general, a father will not go for a person who is going to be behaving ill towards his daughter. That's a general perception. So that's why that Father has that wavelength for the inside of what he's trying to search for which we sometimes we try to bypass thing I have more experienced than him. No, you don't have more experience in the person. And likewise, this concept of knowledge. If you think you're a damn good student, if you think that you're reading every single day, you're studying every single week, you're studying every single year, what makes you think that a damn good teacher has stopped
studying and stop reading and stop carrying on gaining knowledge. And that's in general, what would begin to take place is the bridge, that gap will never come together, they'll always be a gap. That's something many of us don't seem to understand. We think that we bridge the gap. How can we bridge the gap with some of our teachers who've been studying for 5060 years of their life? How can a person in five years of reading begin to become equal to a person who's been praying and fasting and studying logic for 60 years of their life. Krishna who has a deep insight doesn't make sense. That doesn't mean you won't be able to bridge the gap. Sometimes you will bridge the gap, a lot will
bridge certain individuals so far except the teachers. But that's the general perception. You're not going to live in the West and think that you're going to excel someone who's been studying Islamic sciences for 60 years, 70 years of their life. Another sickness that we find the etiquettes of knowledge is going back to the image of a picture. Sometimes you find a picture being painted by a painter, for example, the painter here is, for example, a religious scholar, and it happens to be one small blemish. on that picture. What do many of us begin to do we begin to hone in on those few dots which are incorrect, we begin to microscopically begin to focus upon him say, look, this, this
image or this paint is the wrong paint to use if only he or she had used this other type of ink. So he spent two or three years focusing homing in on those two or three dots.
And then we say that they know this picture isn't a complete picture,
we can all conclude the picture is what the picture is complete, it only has a few dots which are missing. And when you highlight that to the person who painted the picture, they will come back and do what they will come back and they will complete the picture.
Many of us have just got those dots. We don't have a picture, we think we've got a picture.
We're just focusing on the dots, we don't have a picture. That's the reality. So that's once again x gets annoyed. The person needs to need to develop. Likewise find a word or humility. Like a tree, the more fruits it bears. What happens to a tree the more fruits it bears, it begins to bow down in humility. It comes down and lowers the branches. That's what knowledge does to a person. As for many of us, we don't even have any fruits and we stand arrogantly as a tree. That's not the real concept of knowledge. That our knowledge creates humility, it creates the ability of awareness.
Likewise, we find that the knowledge that lost from the other face any of seeking knowledge or loss from the other raises the rank of that
Individually, a person who seeks their stomach knowledge of Islamic sciences, they become what is classified as what a subtle ambia they become inheritors of the prophets who don't leave behind Dena, Willa dyrham, don't leave behind any dinero dyrham or today's language, the pound and the dollar. And this is another weakness that's developed amongst ourselves. If we began to picture Islamic knowledge, as it's for those motohiro, those religious people, the Mad mullahs, whatever we call them, are the people who don't really have good brain cells. You know, many of us we grew up with that isn't anybody who's messing about in school, then you get sent to to the Madras I get sent
to Dr. Lumo. You get sent to Germany Islamia, you get sent to Islamic Institute to go in there. Because you know why you're just a troublemaker. And it's not good to have in society, at least religious knowledge with codify you. So we send the people, not the elite students, those of our children who have good skills and ability, we want to send them to Eton High School, you want to send them to Oxford, and send them to Cambridge want to pull out their fees, even their religious word, that's what happens. Even in religious Well, most critics want to send their children to other places, because why they've broken inside their hearts, that vision. They're broken inside their
hearts. So they want to think that maybe I've missed the boat. I've missed my understanding, no, those of us bright individuals should be gaining the knowledge of the dunya. And before that, the knowledge of the era, the knowledge, and so on, and you will become a powerful tool, you become a very powerful tool. And when you when you engage in that when you end up to people, because we know many times when we've been repeating, we're having discussions with non Muslims, they say, Well, it sounds good, what you say about the belief in the last panel, the other unwritten recognition of creator, but what's your credentials?
Well, I don't have any credentials. I don't have a PhD. I don't have a thesis, I don't have a Master's. We don't have anything. Well, you know, when we can't really take it on board. But imagine now, if you've got those qualifications, episode going to stop and think, you know, he's far more educated than me, quote, unquote, he doesn't bow down to a rock or a stone with own desires. What is he doing? That will entice some of these people because you know, some of the academic well, man, his professors house, if you go and look at the spiritual life, and you'll be bamboozled by the type of evil things they believe in devil worship, and all types of things that you find inclined to, but
obviously, don't profess it.
And then when you present Islam to them, obviously, there's a barrier because they see that we are in educated, were illiterate individuals, there's nothing really to present to them. You know, they see in a Muslim degeneracy in its third class citizens, we need to be taught to be refined. That's why half the time they in our countries refine us individuals, they teach us a better way of life. You know, we're happy with our way of life. And we sit on the floor we eat, we drink a simple, simple life that we're happy with that, essentially, we're going to take a one step back into what the medieval times the one standard, who is in the medieval times, leave it alone them, they're
happy, don't ask the average person, they say, you know, I'm happy with my life. We don't want modernism, we're happy the way we live. So let us live in a life of obviously, there's other intentions, you know, maybe the gas and the oil that exists in our countries in search and he will help me say the credit crunch.
So Allah, Allah mentions in the Mashallah Herman Abadi. And
those people feel lost from the other programmer meaning anybody who tries to gain knowledge that creates fear of loss from ganda. So knowledge creates recognition and fearfulness. panatela. Like this, I began with many of us begin to follow a life of academia, academics, not saying it's wrong, it's good. But if your knowledge is not making you submit to Allah and Allah, not making you recognize, making you recognize the Creator, making become more devoted, make you too worried about what's harder was Haram, then May Allah with that knowledge could be in evidence against the person and not for them. And that's dangerous. That's very ridiculous. That knowledge could become an
evidence over the person rather than for the person. Likewise, on the left on the mentioned fool algester winder Dena, Allah Muna Valentina la de mon say, are they equal? The people who know and the people who don't know they're not equal in front of Allah Subhana Allah, likewise was a lot from the bench and praised individuals who have who have knowledge shahidullah Nola Illa Illa, who will mela equal to
or even will paste the in the in the hula zyxel Hakeem and surely Veronica not mistaken shahidullah Allah makes testimony that none has the right to be worshipped except for lots of panel data. And likewise the angels and what will earn people of knowledge, people of understanding recognize the creator recognize Allah Subhana Allah. So that's what knowledge does. It begins to recognize the creator and serve Allah Subhana Allah and this last kind of mention one Mahalo to Jindo and insert Illa er Boone, I do not create the gym in the human being except for to worship a lot from the ANA. And that's when you have that correct intention and knowledge everything about your life becomes a
Even studying here in the university, whatever it may be, that becomes even better if you know what your intent is. You're not here just studying fashion design, textile management or something in some frivolous subject that we find that people just for the sake of coming to university, you're studying a deep science, a deep subject as trying to better yourself and even most likely to have a positive contribution to the Muslim ummah. That's what we need. We need those skills, we need those abilities, that's going to have a positive impact upon our wider community. And remember, as I began, we can see how our community is focused on certain sciences which are not beneficial at all,
respect of what anyone says we can see they are not beneficial to the person themselves, or neither to the wider community. Likewise, when a left hander raises the rent any of those individuals who have been given any knowledge, and also with knowledge, you have to, as we mentioned, you have to gain that knowledge. Because sometimes people is full of emotional feeling and begin to do certain action. That's why remember, hardly any story begins any one of these chapters you mentioned, and then move
any the statement of having knowledge before action. So that's what Islam is based upon Islam isn't just go and do whatever you want to do. Islam is thirsty, know what the knowledge is. That's what you find that knowledge, you have the right knowledge is better than doing immense actions.
If you have the right knowledge, because some people that you find that their actions will just unfortunately come null and void because they don't have the correct knowledge. Or they don't have the correct intention, why they're gaining that knowledge.
So that correct intention for that correct orthodox knowledge will have go a long way, in hoping that the individual today, likewise, tomorrow and later on even the person who lives in the dunya. And as we find our various virtues have mentioned those people who know, or those people that the virtue of the people who have knowledge, like the moon over the stars,
in the stars are many, many shining stars. They are not many people, they pray to do certain actions, but they don't really know why they're doing those actions. Thus, we find that the role of an Imam, the role of a chef is sometimes powerful. Some people say that no, How can any one person change any society? Yes, it's happened many times. It's happened many times that single individual taking a stance inside society that's benefit, benefited, the wider the Muslim world, the stances that they took, because they took those stances based upon knowledge. And that's what I mentioned that those individuals are the real individuals who fail last term and likely find other passages.
They are the ones who convey the message but lots of fear no one except for loss of data is what noise begins to develop any within any the individual.
The best knowledge remains is the knowledge of a lot of Panda and then secondly, off that becomes the laws. The rules and regulations of a loss penalty under the *tier manifests are devoid of the *ty at the back of a left hander and a large portion. Yes, we recite in a melodious tone. We're familiar with various recitals and re citation that exists that is something excellent, there's no doubt about that. But also a large portion of the forum that this is a book of governance of sovereignty, to be legislated and to be ruled by. That's something that some of us we begin to slips by our mind. So the only way to, to go back to the Quran is to study the book of Allah Subhana Allah
as also what's known as it was known as gamma Koran. Many early mirboo wrote their works of FRC based upon the rules and regulations inside the forearm. Thus, the person goes to the court and to study rules and regulations that they may then begin to implement the rules and regulations is also a deeper science that needs to be revitalized amongst any many of us, Michael, you mentioned the knowledge of quote unquote recumbent animals for Anwar lemahieu, the best among us, he learns it and teach it to other individuals. That's also good science. How many times we find that people cannot even recite the Quran appropriately. That's quite sad. Anyway, we're Muslims, we cannot even read
the words that are left handed telling us English is not an English just a rough rendition of the plausible meanings. The real essence Koran is the Arabic language.
And don't be surprised as many Arabs who can't even read the Koran appropriately. And sometimes people like to say, oh, because sometimes you had this experience of because you're not Arab. And that's why you need to study some more than us.
But we know what in the world coolamon nataka will be available. Whoever speaks Arabic is classified as an Arab, finished,
it's finished End of story. So the essence of all of us needs to go back to the pure pristine Arabic language, to understand the book of Allah, able to recite it and to extract the gems from the book of a lot from the other. Like, what if we cannot go to that level of becoming scholars etc, then least try to be an individual who is learning because the whole of this world of this dunya melona is cursed in the element Amata element except for a scholar, the one who's trying to learn
Oh the dhikr of Allah, Allah who that which is linked to the vicar of Allah Subhana Allah and that everything is cursed. Everything is basically a waste of time. So either being a teacher
Try to become a teacher or learning or remembering of not primarily something beneficial. If not, the rest of the student has been cursed. There's no benefit in Estonia unless we know that when a person dies, everything comes to a standstill of an individual.
Everything comes to a standstill, if an individual amongst those things that will benefit us will be an ongoing charity or element will be of some knowledge a person is one that people benefit from that knowledge, what are the ways that people can benefit from the knowledge may not necessarily be delivering the knowledge? It may be printing the books, the leaf is or an pamphlets, whatever it may be organizing things, distributing material, that's a contribution to spreading knowledge that will benefit the individual or one of them silent or righteous son or daughter, we pray for the individual. How are you going to gain that right your son or daughter of the person by praying for
las Santa Ana and then taking the effort and a time to teach your children? That's what I mentioned. Yeah, you Latina ermanno COO, COO, Sakuma honeycomb, Nora? Oh, you believe Save yourselves and your family members from the hellfire. If you leave your children for eight hours, nine hours to the state system, etc. What else do you expect them to pick up? It's our role. That is how we make the Muslim society. Begin with your own self, the game with your family members, and then the message begins to deliver even further. But sometimes we just begin to become candles, light for other individuals and we burn ourselves away. That's what a candle does gives light to everyone else, but
eventually begins to wither away burn away. That's what many of us have become unfortunately, candles for other individuals but not candles for our own selves. Likewise find that the person who's out studying knowledge, there's been many studies praising that person as if they're out in the path of a loss from the feasibility there. Had to find some element go to the view that they are yet inside sort of told by the end of October, that it has to remain a group of people
who study the deen of Allah and Allah, they use this ayah to prove a point that the people of knowledge are superior and even to the majority don't use it at the end of so Toby can go back and look at this if needed to see this ayah has some are taking that view. Because I is praising those people return back from the battlefield. They need to come back to a group of people who will teach them to be teaching the deen of Allah Subhana Allah. So they need those individuals who are really my mentioned is two elements. One is struggling away with those kind of emboldened me to exist together to bring about once again the glory stage any of our listeners once again, like we find
what are the fruits of knowledge, the fruits of knowledge will only begin to take place a kernel will determine the linking of knowledge with action. That is whereby the fruits will begin to take place that's why you find in the data curse a certain group of individuals is either they had the knowledge and they went away from the path or did an action without any knowledge. And that's when this America Delica matamata we made you the middle nation. The way that a person would be successful with a knowledge that again, is to link the knowledge with actions. If not, there will be no benefit of that knowledge. And that's why numerous ayah in the Quran directly indirectly sending
out the message. Yeah you Latina Amano, Lima tuffeau Luna mela
Tara Mokhtar and tagliata kolomela alone Oh you believe Why do you say that what you don't do yourself great videos in front of a lot Can you say tell people one thing you don't do it yourself? Like we'll find in the beginning sort of Baccarat tomorrow NASA will return Sona to sacramentum de Luna kita falletta Elune Mustang ob Sabri was Sarah Nana Kabira Amelia Island. Shireen
begins with this beginning sort of Baccarat Muna nurse a bit better at telling people do good needs, you know, people, you have to be able to come out and we have the Islamic week and whatever it may be the DA was always calling non Muslim to Islam. You know, sometimes we don't need to, if we just behave as Muslims, and live as Muslims, that's that we're done, isn't it? Because many times we're just trying to brush away the contradictions. One person walks by with a hijab one person walks in a state of nudity. Hi, I'm a Muslim as well.
One of us is drunk in the bar, and one of us walking with a robot with a flowing beard. I'm a Muslim as well. First of all, you know, like to drink?
If we have to we
have we know not to do this. So most time we just spending time to remove that myth.
That What does Islam really mean? Because some people come in coming along and saying, well, this is part of Islam as well. The multiculturalism that we find it's all supposed to be. Or maybe you know, I'm not British enough. But I'm asking I'm British enough. The only thing I don't have is a union jack flag and a pint of beer in my hand. Apart from that I know much about the British culture and the system, the way of life, the language. What more do you want me to possess? That's what many of us we think that maybe that's the way that we need to go to present Islam to them that show that you know, this is what Islam is.
So if we just live our lives as Muslims and stopped the halal and haram and even
Personally, how many people come to universities and they become a great Xen in the passion and they leave the university and then everything begins just go out the window. But the sometimes the correct therapy has not been given the fundamental core thing that you can leave your non university with, as I mentioned, that began your belief in the last time that Allah and your punctuality and your commitment to the praise.
That's a key element, and then stick to the hallas and avoid the heroine. If you can come out of university in that mode in that manner, then hamdulillah our object objective has been completed, that is sufficient for the wider community. But obviously, many of us we think we're going to come back to university being shipped on Tamia, isn't it? okay to be great big scholars. That's what we think isn't a liberal real practical world where they when they come out of university, where are they live a practical world, giving Serbia the cultivation which is accurate, which is precise, we're lacking Kunal Rabbani Jean, become good teachers, become more abune become people give him the
beneficial knowledge that will benefit the people both in His Word and likewise for the most beneficial knowledge is that which leads to that which leads to action. That which leads to awareness of Allah and Allah makes that's why you find that when the Prophet Muhammad said tomorrow, whichever it doesn't die tomorrow, say hello, wherever you are, wherever you are. Take that person place him outside the cafe is a Lost Planet Allah taking place in outside 10 Downing Street, Whitehouse still says a lot come to Allah. Allah comes up sometimes outside Aqaba, weeping, crying that we come up with new york then we met Manhattan and we're in London, and all types of things are
taking place. No, that's not what Islam is. Islam is that wherever you go, you're trying your best foot dakolo Hamas the bottom, say Allah, Allah as best as you can, to the best of your ability. That's what Islam is trying to indoctrinate within individuals is the service and the commitment to the last time that under and likewise the fruits of knowledge begin to take place when a person begins to implement the knowledge that Allah Allah bestowed them with. Likewise, define what takala when you are limo como la se Allah, Allah will teach you many of you ask the question, or how can I gain an Islamic perspective understanding this Tafseer or this hadith word, whatever it may be? The
answer is in the Quran. What the hola what you Alamo como la, say Allah, Allah will teach you, Allah will bestow you with the knowledge bestow you to understanding. But if you don't feel lost and data, then you may be stalled with some elements of knowledge, they will not be the deeper perception, as you find out that lo Halawa has this sweetness, that when a person begins to tread, the path of seeking knowledge, interpretation, you find is a great blessing, a great sweetness that exists in the heart and the mind of the individual. One of the famous imams he mentioned any alpha dailyburn area, there is a little Adam jehlen Bhima Anima. A scholar is ignorant, or personal learning is
ignorant with what they've learned, had melebihi until the person begins to implement what they've learned by the Army, Navy, can any argument that person is really to be classified as a scholar. So implementation takes you to a level of becoming a person who just follow and then don't we find that weird and wonderful
sites at the moment where the wonderful programs and television on the dish whatever people coming there to talk to long titles and things and come up with weird and wonderful views. That this is harder, this is not Haram. And remember this set and key elements of Islam which are based upon foundations, remember this is well inside University. If one person comes along or small fraction comes along and says that this action is handled for example, Riba usury, one small fraction of people come along and say this is something which is handed
and that person may be respected and beloved to ask me how prestigious titles and ranks and positions
but jumhooree Redeemer, and large consensus around about 99.9% of scholars are saying this is something which is haram.
Then remember this in your life, don't go towards a point 01 percent, stick to the consensus, because this ummah will never ever unite upon misguidance don't think that people have knowledge or dead or they're not present. They'll always be certain standard rules and regulation, they'll be unanimous agreement. So when a person begins to follow those weak interpretations, we're not misquoting them or belittling those individuals, they are beloved to us. But at times, they have got it wrong. And we have to stray away from that. We have to stray away from that. Likewise, you find that sometimes people just like to shop around the Islamic knowledge, like to move from one view to
another view. Always have to find out what is the root cause what is the easiest lenient view and the
is a dangerous interpretation falling knowledge is well, because well and I mentioned the tobacco cause whoever follows the short foods are the easy options because every scholar would have something easier something they become lenient upon. Either accidentally or because their lack of knowledge of the Hadith or interpretation, if you begin to shop around and pick up all those lenient views, you know, the relevant classify the individuals that capture the individual becoming, is indeed a heretic,
a person who is straying away from the path. That's what some of us unfortunately following the path, that we just begin to follow Allah ne and our desire, this is not a qualification of knowledge. So in conclusion, we find that we should begin to gain that knowledge of a loss under under that knowledge of tawheed which brings about any recognition and servitude those of those parameters. Well, who am I am I going to well, ob mata maluna Busey. Allah is with you, wherever you are the man that he watches and sees over everything that we do.
That's the word that knowledge creates. That feeling inside the heart, wherever I go in most countries watching over me. However, often my prayers in the prayer room at home, in the mercy of others watching me happen to hide and foster whatever I do my etiquettes my behavior is all being watched by Allah Subhana Allah, like what you find, and then the person begins to strive, well, levena gehad rufina, then a Vietnam so bolena, we have a strategy in our past, we will guide them to our force. So we want to make a positive contribution to the future of this Muslim ummah. And this is where it all begins. And a person begins to rectify the intention, and begins to think about the
long term strategies. We don't know if we're going to live for long term, I'm not going to know best. But there's no harm in thinking ahead. Because many of us we don't have a vision, we don't have a goal. We don't have a perception anymore. So we walk out the nectar theater now every night, don't really have a bowl Do we? Even the Muslims who stand nearby pray five times a day yes, we're going to conquer this we're going to do this we're going to do that comes a lot of fudging, lying in bed sleeping, and talking about gaining big things.
You know, life is a struggle. And credit as I began to ghost these people, they started hard, over many VLANs in a place of 150 years to put us in that position. So we may have to strive far harder to come out of that situation that we are in likely find locally, locally Malou possiamo, Amanda can carry on reaction, and the last one that will show you the reward of your actions, maybe not inside this dunya but maybe at a later stage, but at least we know that we have been trying to see to that change, even the Day of Judgment come to find the prophetic tradition. The day judgment being established, you have some seeds inside your hand, don't throw them away, you should plant them in
Don't throw them away, plant them in the ground. So that's what we want to do right from now. You want to go back and begin to plant the seeds. Remember some fruits and some vegetables that begin to sprout out very quickly. But the the fruits of Islam will take many hundreds of years. Once it does begin to sprout, that essence that assess of that tree, the roots, the tree will be firm will be strong. And maybe somebody else will begin to plateau and eat from those those lush fruits that's defined for unmentioned about the parable of the tree. The shading for yeva a slew has bitten rougher over the summer to full name in the Emir of Bihar. The good work and olema of Sierra
mentioned Imam Sadie mentioned that the good word is none other than koala light above that is a branch that is a main stalk of the tree, the roots of the tree, that belief is firm, and everything else begins to eventually come out and give good fruits. And we may eat from those fruits while we're alive. Maybe somebody else may come along and eat from the fruits. But we know on that kind of low it will be a man accom does panda never let your man go to a waste? Those are a few words I want to share to remind myself and the rest of you brothers and sisters about the role of knowledge importance of knowledge and the fruits of knowledge. wakulla Cody had asked for lalibela come for me
to stop for Barack Obama.