Thematic Study of Quran – Surah Nisaa – Class 1
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gratitude to Allah subhanho wa Taala and we thank him for another opportunity to gather for his sake and for his pleasure that we can learn something about this beautiful way of life titled Islam We ask Allah azza wa jal to give us strength and give us his knowledge. Allahumma Amin. Secondly, we send peace and blessings to Allah Rasool Allah Allah turabi, wa salam O Allah.
welcome all of you and those listening online to this journey of a thematic study of SOTA 10, Nisa.
And it's very different from a Tafseer. So if you're thinking this is going to be a Tafseer, of solar 10, Nisa, this is not the program. This is not a subject. And now we're gonna do it's a thematic study. Very briefly, what that means is, we are going to journey through the entire surah Bismillah he Thailand, but we will be focusing more on the subjects in the sorta not necessarily verse by verse, and going through all the linguistic grammar breakdown and things like that, we will be doing some of those things. And the book that I've created for this program, it has every verse with its translation and some commentary beneath, but 90% is going to come from myself, and some of
the research that I've done, and what we will do, and if we do have some time, we will get in and introduce the surah. Once we get to it, I will walk you through exactly when we extract the subject, what we do with that subject. So we will be talking a lot of we will be bringing out a lot of Hadith, a lot of statements from the Salah from from the lemma, and we're going to be dissecting some of those statements, looking at how they bring to life, this particular soda, and what it means to you and I, and this sorta is particularly one of my favorites, because it addresses a little bit of everything, you know, so it's a bucket on soda earlier, Enron primarily focused on becoming a
color of Allah. So Allah, they said, if you ever want to become a daddy or a teacher of Islam, then those are the two suitors that you study and you study them well, and Hamdulillah, much of the students that I see here today, you've journeyed with me through both of those sources. So Alhamdulillah, we had finished and completed them, we just have a small chunk of sulit earlier in boron, which we will continue and all of you will join us in them. And then we will officially get into this particular sorter. So with that being said, as you see in front of you, this is going to be the men hedge or the way that we'll journey through this program. Every single class, I'll have
PowerPoint slides. Now the PowerPoint slides are almost never going to be the same as the booklet that you'll have. And the reason why is and the students who have studied with me know this, what you see on the screen is more or less a guide, especially for myself. And for all of you that we're all on the same track when it comes to how I explain a particular sorta so no one is lost. No one thinks like, Oh, my God, I don't understand where he where is he in this book? What's he talking about? All of that is going to be on the screen. On the screen as well, you're going to see additional notes that you won't find in your book either. That's my little trick to get you to
write. So we're going to do some writing. If you're one of those typing, types of students, you're suspended. No, you're not suspended, you can do that as well. You can bring your computer, your iPad, whatever it is that you're comfortable with. All of that is welcome. And aside from that, what you see in front of you, has nothing to do with sort of the neasa. As a matter of fact, some of you messaged me and emailed me asking that if we could discuss this particular subject before we dive into the surah. Because a lot of us probably don't know how to study a subject of our Deen, we kind of treat that journey of studying our Deen the same way we would study secular subjects. And that's
just not the case. The way you journey through Islamic Studies is nowhere near or even close to how you will study biology or science or other subjects. These are two completely different highways that you're on. This one in particular, the The main difference is that whatever it is that you study when it comes to Allah as Dean, you have a responsibility to uphold and practice the message of that subject. And that's, that's a huge, huge responsibility. So when you are here, please ensure between you and Allah subhanho wa Taala you know why you're here. And that will bring us to the first point that we're going to go through. So for today's subject or
For today's class, we will go through, I have a number of slides under this title, all of that inshallah, I'll try to tie it into the soda so we can stay a bit in context, as well as if you have questions, you're more than welcome to just raise your hands and ask throughout the discussion. Finally, before we begin,
in terms of tests and exams, what do you guys think?
No, I don't want any of that was a pretty horrible question to ask on the first day, right? The first 10 minutes of the class, he's already talking about a test.
So I will test everyone. There's no question about it. And what I what I'm going to do this semester and moving forward is that I will start to hand out some sheets probably once or twice a month. And those sheets will be more or less a review. Sheet. So we'll come in, we'll start off with those handouts. They'll have a number of questions or comments or things like that, and then we'll discuss them, just to make sure that when you're with me, you haven't traveled back to your country, you're actually here with me. Okay. So that's just by way of keeping all the students on track. These are some of the things that I've learned in the previous classes. Because this is going to get
overwhelming. I kid you not. There's a lot of material here. So it's an earlier Emraan, the PowerPoint slides reached almost 200 just that sort of alone. So there's a lot to cover. I don't know how much the sort of the nice that will be because I write it as a study it. As I review a lot of things, I put them on the PowerPoint slide. So I don't know, my guess is it'll be very similar. So really, really, when you come here, and you come here with an intention, that intention must include that you are here to work, and really focus and grab as much and
take as much of a lesbian as possible, okay. And I will do my best to make sure that you have as much clarity as you need, as you continue that journey in sha Allah, Allah. So with that being said,
let's take a look at what we have in front of us. I titled this. Now this discussion is going to be how do we stay on track as students of knowledge. If you think that I'm going to say hey, you need to be sincere, and you need to make dua and you need to pray etc, etc. I except for the sincerity part, I don't think I'm going to talk about any of those things, I teach this subject very different. First thing is this
90% of the material. In this in these slides, I took it out of a book called Hillier to tolerable or in, okay, and that is more or less the etiquettes of a student of knowledge. And it was written by a great scholar by the name of bacchetta, Abu Zaid referred to La haredim. But Cara Abu Zaid, or hashmatullah highlight this particular scholar lived in Riyadh, in Saudi Saudi Arabia, and he died I think about four or five years ago, not too long ago, just a few years ago. As a matter of fact, when I was a student in in Saudi, every chance we got, when we traveled to Riyadh, I'd go and sit in some of his classes. And I could not understand one sentence. Because his language was so eloquent
and so difficult, that even the Arab sitting, you know, I'd be sitting be like, do you know what the chef just say? Well, no, he made that he is, he's telling me this thing is like, I have no idea what he's saying. But we're just sitting here because you know, we'll get something at the end of the day, he's to speak in a lot of poetry as well. And so he has written hundreds of material. And this is one of them. This particular book is summarized and it's online, you can get it in PDF form, and it's translated, but the original copy of it is one volume. It's very thick, it's over 300 pages. And so you can just kind of appreciate how much he spent on talking about this particular subject.
And in it, he mentions all of the things that students need to have to be a good student with Allah subhanho wa Taala, as well as what their teacher so whoever is in this position, whether it's me or someone else, what the student teacher relationship should be. So those are some of the things we're going to talk about, and I promise you insha Allah, this is going to be a unique experience some of the things here perhaps no one has really brought it up and talked about. So with that being said, shall we begin? Yeah, love this window. So becoming a student of Allah.
This here, I got from a particular verse which
We'll come to in a moment why I named them knowledge is assign an indication that Allah loves a person and has accepted them. This comes from an authentic hadith maturity level be higher, up to 15. Right? Whoever Allah subhanho wa Taala wants good for what that means when we say, Good, we're talking about success, both islamically as well as in the worldly life, if you want to guarantee that you'll have a good life in this world. Then in sha Allah hooter, Allah, seeking Allah as knowledge, to the best of your ability is one of the many gateways that Allah will ease whatever struggle and hardship you have in your Islamic life, as well as in the worldly life. And anybody who
really, you know, is in is engaged in studying. They know this, the more and closer they devote themselves to studying Allah's Deen, the more they feel at peace with themselves. You know, when I taught this, a while ago, one student asked me this question about whether getting this being accepted by Allah, is it just the Islamic knowledge or can I also achieve that in other things, you know, technically there might be a fine line and you can, but nothing is in comparison to the deen of Allah the knowledge of a line. So another Hadith the Prophet alayhi salaatu, wa Salaam told us that whoever seeks a path of Islamic knowledge of Allah, Allah will ease their path towards Jenna.
So all of us sitting here,
in sha Allah, this is one step closer to a less paradise.
And if if it's not one step closer, maybe some of us, maybe all of us may be just me. We were on one lane, which wasn't the lane towards Jenna. But being in here kind of puts us back on the lane that we're supposed to be. So this is really, really unique, to be able to be a student of Allah. And to study his Deen. There is nothing in this world that compares to some of the scholars they said, no one can worship, there isn't a slave on Earth, that is equal to the slave who is seeking knowledge. There isn't. So in other words, there's nothing that Muslims can do to worship Allah that is equal to the one who is worshiping Allah through seeking knowledge. So all the tahajjud in this world does
not equal the one who's sitting and seeking knowledge that always is, number one, it's the most effective and most honorable. Without him,
we become like animals aimlessly living without any purpose, vision or goals. This is extracted from the court and as well several places in the Quran. Have you heard a verse that sounds like this?
When Allah talks about that, when we speak to them, their hearts don't comprehend localu bhulaiyaa kupuna Bihar they have hearts and just all over the place. You ever meet people like that? We all do, by the way, we meet people like that. You're talking to them, and you're giving them advice, and you're trying to tell them for their own sanity? That's not the right thing to do. You're trying to tell them we don't need a wall. Okay, not no one got the most horrible credit.
And they're looking at you like, You're crazy. You're just like how you guys looked at me with no one has said that, right? So you're telling we don't need a wall? What do you What are you doing? It's crazy. And they're like, no, this is the way it should be. You're trying to give them advice about the dean about this and that and Okay, okay, inshallah hire you, I think we live in a time where we have really made knowledge,
lose its value. And we're gonna come to that in a minute. That usually people who devote devote their lives to studying and, you know, in a lot of cultures, it's looked down
that respect for scholars, and students of knowledge like yourself.
That's something that you have to really fight for. You know, Mom, Dad, I want to take a year off from school and I just want to do my health. No, no, no, what do you It's crazy. What's wrong with you, Bill. Some students have a good clean intention, that they just want that break, devote themselves and then they get back on track. And that's a tough thing to do these days. And so we become like this. Now, what's all of this talking about? Three things Allah describes people and he equates them to animals. If they have three qualities. Number one, Allah says they have hearts that don't comprehend. Number two, what are you gonna be her and then they have other
eyes that they're spiritually blind. And number three, what a home as then you're smart on their behalf. And they have ears, but they're spiritually deaf. So three qualities of people that a lot describes if they have these three qualities they are equal to cattle, goats, sheeps, and cows and things like them. This particular verse that I've quoted to you in so little out of went one step further, unless said, No, no, no, no, with those three qualities, actually, the human beings who have those three problems beldholm above, they're actually worse than cattle. Because I say this all the time, right? You'd if you stand beside a cow or a sheep long enough, what does it eventually do?
It eventually kind of goes away and moves, especially like cows. You know, sometimes if you stand beside one, they probably won't budge. But if you start poking at them, enough, maybe not the first, you know, few times, but enough, then they start you start seeing some hodaka some movement.
Allah said, my knowledge keeps poking at you.
Your heart doesn't move. Your eyes still can't see the truth. You're still not listening. So you're like these animals. But these animals if you poke them enough, they eventually move. But Allah said the humans who have these three qualities Balham Alba, they're actually in a worse state than cattle. Are that eco Houma la fatale. This is the name of people who carry these three qualities. They're called in the core Anna Hoffman, of La fille, the one who is heedless. The one who Stone Cold who's got the quality of heedlessness in them? You know, it's one thing when you're stubborn about a few things in here or there it's a whole nother story when you quality in your personality
is stubbornness. People know you, and they recognize you for stubbornness. The reason why I bring this up, never reaches somebody who has this these qualities. You know what it ends up becoming? It ends up becoming just a ton of information, which I'll talk to you about a little bit later. Third point, angels descend and lower their wings upon a student of knowledge out of pure happiness and pleasure of what he or she is doing. Again, from our profits of the love, it was some it's a hadith narrated in Bukhari and Muslim that when you guys all left your home to get here. There were angels that were specifically designated and sent to you, just to accompany you, and celebrate your journey
here. So before you think, Oh my god, it's so cold outside. I'm going to have to do this the weather is bad. Just always remember. Allah sent special angels for you. Even like we have a young child with us. She's got them too.
Because she came here with her mom, she's probably has more angels around her than than all of us, believe it or not. So this is a really, really, I hope in sha Allah something that really puts some fuel in our hearts and really continues to encourage us What a great status and honor students of knowledge like yourselves and US have, have Taqwa of Allah and he will continuously teach you that it's intuitive. Baqarah verse 282.
What tequila where you are? limmer como la. Have you heard of this verse before? Have you heard Okay, what's sort of has the longest of the core end?
Sort of Bukhara, verse two at the end of 282? Is that sentence with duckula? We are limo como la willowherb. Equally, Shea in Harlem.
You know what's amazing? Does anybody here know what is the subject of the longest?
What's the subject in that in that particular verse?
business transactions, debts, loans, it's all about money. The longest sentence of Allah He devoted not the Sala not to like fifth. He devoted talking to you and I about money and how to be responsible with money. That alone if you've never even studied, that verse, just the fact that Allah is longest a is devoted to that subject alone tells you and I how serious Allah takes money in the Quran.
And by that, you and I, what our attitude should be when it comes to our responsibility with money, whether you make it or you own it, or you're responsible for it. This is something huge to Allah, villages, right? You were once dead. So the point is, is when Allah says have Taqwa of Allah, He will continuously teach
What's the condition to be a student of Allah? What do you need to have?
Yeah, that's the condition before you get accepted in a last class. So when you apply, those are the requirements. Well, he has one requirement, you need to have Taqwa. Are we all on the same page of what taqwa is? Someone told me what is tough for me.
So we're all in the same page.
The consciousness of Allah. What that means is, you're always thinking about him.
Everything you do, whether you're awake or asleep, when you go to bed, he's he's always on your mind. 24 hours a day, you never stop thinking about Allah. The only time you might stop thinking about him is when you're either sleeping or you forget. Or you've lost sanity for a moment or what have you. Point is, other than that, no matter what you're doing, if you're just standing outside in the hallway, just staring at a wall. You're staring with a lens in your head. That's what this is all about. The wood The reason one of the wisdoms why Allah orders us to continue learning his Deen until the grave as a process Adam says learn until from the cradle to the grave, right. One of the
wisdoms in that is to train the heart and the mind to never forget Allah you see him in everything you do. Wherever you are in this world allies with you. How does that look? My sorta tell Baccarat students would know this, right? We studied a verse where a lot talks about the trees and the sky and the mountains and the oceans and all of this beautiful scenery. Why does the poor and go out of its way and talk about these things so much? talks about the clouds? The beauty of the sky The night the day and how they conflict talks about the oceans. talks about even the the ships that are on the ocean, how they sail. A lot talks about all of this stuff.
Why does he do that? One wisdom is that so you see his a yet that they're always surrounding you. It's not his problem, you can't see it or pay attention. It's, it's us. We'll just look at a tree as just a tree. We'll look at beautiful scenery as just wow. You know and snap a quick picture or a selfie. And that's about it for Allah. That's an area that He exists. The oceans, that's a lot.
So when you start looking at things like this, you know how amazing that is. Now, the the ocean and the mountain and the trees all become like a hotbed to you. Everywhere you go, they're talking to you. It's amazing. That's not easy, though. You really really have to train your mind. To think like that. It's not easy at all. It requires you to memorize a lot of things. And to always like as we've all said, taqwa to always be conscious of Allah. That's a spiritual training that you go through. But once you get there and you have an ounce of taqwa in your heart, you have now qualified you have become a student of Allah, and inshallah all of us are from them. So May Allah count us from amongst
them. You are once dead, and we resurrected him. Knowledge is life. If we don't have Islamic knowledge, we become like animals, our men can Amita for Hina sorted, and
you were once upon a time dead. What is it talking about spiritually dead. In other words, if you don't have the knowledge of Allah in your life, you know how your life ends up being.
You end up going through all the things that scholars and students of Islam go through.
Except for the most part, the students are going through those hurricanes and those tornadoes and those problems, and they're still keep saying of hamdulillah.
And everyone else is going through the same hardship. And they're like, Where is he? He said, he'll help us. How come I can't find him now? You know what, forget him. I don't even want to believe in him anymore. Or the most miniscule things become the biggest stressors of their life.
Life becomes it literally closes in and it collapses you when you don't have Allah with you. So part of Sudeten Nisa, like a certain part of unsuited to Nisa is we're going to now we're going to be talking about establishing Allah as our Creator, like how do we know allies there? How do we know that He exists? How do we know what are his What are additional signs of his existence and so on? Okay, let's move on. barriers between us and knowledge. Here's where this conversation starts getting interesting. Okay.
What stops generally speaking, you and I,
from being in classrooms like this.
First, I think is very obvious. Right? People just have a lot to do
Especially if you're married. You know, it's one thing when you're married, it's a whole nother thing when you're married and you have children.
So those two situations are totally different, busy lives. Even if you're not married, you might have extremely busy lives, just stuff to do. I don't care what it is just things that happen that happen every single day. Priorities get mixed up. This is where the problem is. being busy is not the problem. The problem is when you can organize yourself,
Islam getting to an evening class, as long as I can fit that conveniently in my school schedule, my work, all the other things, my visitations, my company, my leisure time. Okay, I got a got about an hour or so for Islamic stuff.
Prayer is get just all over the place. talk to you about that in a minute. lifestyle doesn't accommodate this type of knowledge. Okay, so before we get that, what do you guys think about the first two so far?
think it's true?
Do you think?
They're valid excuses?
Are you serious?
You wouldn't accept when somebody who's got like a busy day, five children, they all go to school, pick up, draw, do all the all of those runnings, you got five kids? And do you take them back and forth wherever they need to go?
I'm getting a migraine, just thinking about what a day looks like for you. So I'm not even gonna go there.
You know, what's amazing about it?
Yeah, it'll drive us nuts. But you know what, to Allah, He is the one that says, that's still not an excuse, you have to make time for me.
We have no choice. This is one of those things, and there are very few of them in in our team, that we don't get to compromise, we don't get to work out a deal with Allah. We don't get to do that. So, and I'll give you an example. You know, there was a guy who was probably one of the busiest men in the world, he ran a corporation. And he never made time to go see the doctor.
Okay, about 10 years, he never went for a blood test, nothing, started feeling really uncomfortable. So he decided, you know what, let me go to the doctor and see what's going on. They do the blood test, they everything, every test, you can imagine just to get their records up to date, they find out there are traces of cancer in you.
And what you're going to need to do is you need to get into chemo right away, you need to come back to the doctor at least three times a week.
Do you think he had time to do that?
How did he he never missed an appointment. He went for every single treatment? How did you do it?
Three words, make the time period. This is what I this is what I was alluding to when I said to you that we live in a culture in this world where this stuff is not priority.
Despite the explosion of Islamic knowledge around us, you know, you can go on YouTube or Google I've done it type in any Islamic word and a video or an article. And not just one, hundreds will show up.
And that's where we're at. That's just online. Forget about all of this that you see around you. Maybe some a lot of what you see around you isn't online. But there are 1000s and 1000s of material so much. So when I left Medina University in 2010, one of my professors said, you know, the students who want to do master programs and PhD, you have to write obviously, your thesis, right? He said that we have run out of topics to give the students. So what they're doing now is they took the thesis and all of the dissertation from past students, and told the new master PhD students to critique and write about those thesis that they have sitting on their shelves. So recycle the same
topic, and give another perspective. And that's how they've been doing it. They just don't know what to give the students anymore because every subject in Islam has been discussed and written about.
Sounds pretty insane. When you consider and think about
that much knowledge is out there. And all of us are still like this.
I still get asked questions about read mostly, I mean, I'm not really sure if my worldview is broken. What What is it again? I'm not really sure. I mean, I know that total core, you're supposed to stay there for 10 seconds, or is it more is it less? I still get questions like that from adults.
So the reason
resources are there. But priorities just kind of get lost in all the things that we do.
Now look at the third life style doesn't accommodate this type of knowledge. Have you seen this before? Where if I, or myself or another teacher, we say to you
music is haram.
Okay, maybe some of you want me to stop right there and don't talk about that subject, right.
And by the way, everyone who studies the subject of music knows very well that scholars differ on this. But that's not my conversation with you. But let's just say for the sake of argument, I said to you that all music is haraam, you only get to listen to some new sheets, but not all of them, because they're all messed up. And these are my proofs did it.
And you go out of here,
the only problem is your son's a DJ.
You've got your own MashaAllah tube article, a collection in your house.
And you've got copies of those in your car.
And it's one of those situations where you don't turn off the radio when you turn off the car. So as soon as you turn it on, whatever, Bob Marley or something starts singing at you, and then you're just driving out of here. And you're just like, Ah, this is what I'm talking about. That when you journey through this, this knowledge, it doesn't fit into your lifestyle or culture.
And that's a huge, huge barrier between you and this knowledge. This is one of the reasons why knowledge doesn't change people. And I always tell students this, don't expect it or worship to transform you. It won't
you know what transformed you? Does anybody know what it is? What's the secret to transformation?
I heard action know something before that. What's the secret to transformation?
thoughts I heard intentions. Have you heard a verse that sounds like this in the law Hola, yo, yo, magnitone had a yo yo maybe unforeseen, Allah never changes the state of a people until they begin to instill change within
you have to want it. Or else no one in this world will convince you
see how it works.
And you have 1000 you probably have a million examples of this. You could pray every day five times a day. And the guy will still go back home and be the worst husband or she could be the worst wife. He'll still lie to everyone. He'll still be dishonest in his transactions. He'll still try to cheat people. But he's five times a day and he's in February doing it all. Why? His intention is corrupt. His actions are pure. They look pure.
You know the process Selim warned us about this said there will be people on Yokoyama that will come. And they will describe how much they've worshiped a lot to the point where their footprints sunk into the mud. Meaning they stood into hedges so long for so many years that their footprints embedded the ground.
And they will still enter a less punishment.
You know, so May Allah protect us. It's not quantity here, it's more or less your intentions, it's the quality. So my point for the third bullet is very simple. If you have a certain lifestyle, and I think we all need to say this to each other. If you have a certain culture or habit or lifestyle outside of this classroom, that you don't want anyone in this classroom to ever see or to know.
Then just keep in mind that you know, Allah is watching. And you know, Ally's monitoring all of this, there is 24 hours a day surveillance in this guy. And at the end of the day, if you don't try to change or alter some of those habits,
this knowledge will never come to you. It will never help you in any way.
Because you are the one that will have to go on that wall and remove that awful picture of whatever it is and say, Okay, I don't want to see this anymore. You are the one that will have to set the alarm and say, Okay, I'm really going to try for fudger now, you're the one that has to do that. This stuff is all a means towards change. Does that make sense?
Fourth is explosion of information and accessibility carries its flaws. It has its weakness. You know, on the one hand, it's amazing, but on the other hand, look what it exposed. The gateway to unqualified
Teachers, so called checks and instructors, there's lots of them. They were just in it for the money. They were just in it for the fame. They were just in it because, okay, they must have attended about 60 different classes. And so felt that, man, I could actually do something, I can package all of these 60 classes and make something on myself. problem with that is, you know, you don't have what it takes to teach that subject. You might have learned a little bit here and there. So I'll give you an example. You know, some young people, young brothers, they come to me and they said they want to be a hottie. Right? They want to be able to do Juma like us. So I asked them, I
was like, Okay, what have you studied? So, you know, I go to all of these different programs, they start naming different organizations. I've attended a class like 10 o'clock every evening, I studied the Quran, and they memorized it. So you have all of them. Okay. What about fifth? What about legal rulings and things like that? Those are the things that your jamara will grip you after and ask you about? What's the ruling on this? Could you explain this problem? I'm going through this stress? Can you tell me what Islam says? What? Are you prepared to answer all of that? No, I just want to get a hold.
And more or less, the same guys go and give hope back.
So there is they're still in the safe zone until they're done. Then another student or a sister or whatever. Salaam Alaikum. Shay, it's like, go ahead, ask your question. Whether I'm a chef or not, is irrelevant. Just Just go ahead. Okay, what's the ruling on blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. Well, I heard a long time ago from the Shaker Heights on YouTube. You know, Rahim, Allah, you can go on YouTube. And you can,
this is what happened. So on the one hand, having access to all of this knowledge is great. But the responsibility factor, no one is really talking much about, you know, we studied for at least 10 years, so that we can give one hold. And I'll tell you something, a lot of us including myself, we still don't want to do it. Because of the responsibility standing on that position of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, Allah will ask me about every heart I spoke to. And if I spoke to each of those hearts, in with a sincere intention, and what I was saying, was that the truth, I don't want that responsibility. So this explosion, it really does carry these kinds of laws of
responsibility and maturity of seeking knowledge is is tough to find. The industry of Islamic knowledge has been highly sensationalized. We've we've already chatted about the fame, the titles and so on, a three question marks. Do you guys want to add something to that? What do you think are also barriers? Just shout it out. What do you think are also barriers?
but you're right.
Okay, so company, just affiliation alone is a big, big factor. You know, why when you mentioned shaitan, and kind of like, 50% there 50%? Nah, because I've met enough Muslims over the years that love to blame shaitan for everything.
And just that's just not the case. You know, in the era shaitan will be in genom. And he'll give a hotbed to the people of jahannam.
He'll actually stand up and give a sermon. And he will actually say to them, all I did was just show you stuff. I tempted you, I made it look real attractive. You were the one that decided to take the step in. So what does he say? He says the worst thing I would ever want to hear from him. He says falletta Lou Mooney while Lumo and full circle, sort of Ebrahim Don't blame me blame yourself, you're on your own.
What a guy, you know, all this time, I thought you were really the reason and now you just left me hanging. And I have to go deal with all of this myself. So you're right. But I think a lot of the satanic influence and behavior is also from from us as well. So they work hand in hand. Anybody want to add one more?
Yeah. Oh, my God.
And I teach the Wednesday students I have about 40 Youth high school students with me here. So one of them asked me the same question. He's like, you know, why do you think it's so tough for us high schoolers to get our act together and to stay focused and all of that stuff? And I just told him, I said, it's not because you guys are not smart. You guys are really intelligent. I don't know about
You but back in my days in high school, we never used to think and talk the way some of these high schoolers talk put aside all of the immaturity and silliness for a minute. These high school students really know how to think they're talking about subjects that you and I would never talk about when it comes to mental health and all of these other things. The theory of sorry, purpose of life and evolution, purpose of God, blah, blah, blah, they're asking all of this stuff. I didn't even know what any of these things meant in high school.
And now, I said, Your biggest enemy is your laziness.
You just can't push yourself to get things done. You want it always in the easy way. And I think that there is definitely truth to that for a lot, lot of adults out there. This is why the prophets I seldom made Dora or Allah protect me from being counted as those who are lazy. It's okay to have moments when you're lazy. I'm lazy all the time with different things. But at the end of the day, don't make it a quality in your life is key. Let's move on. So a couple of etiquettes with respect to the student manners of a student.
Okay, this is me as well. I also sit with a teacher. So a lot of this was for me to
first is of course the sincerity that most important Does everybody know what is the Arabic word for sincerity?
occulus comes from what verb?
Ha, Lhasa? Yo. So for what? For one more lesson, right? Hello, sir means to separate something that's really important and special. You don't want to interfere with anything else. You know, if you have something like a special piece of furniture or ornament at home, it's made out of glass. It's really valuable if something so you put it in a corner where the kids don't bump into it and things like that. That attitude those actions are endless. So you take people who are special and they're in their own category. So the person who is sincere to Allah, they are incomparable to anyone else. So when we say you must have sincerity, what we're saying to you is when you sit in
rooms like this or in situations like this, it's not our voice alone that you hear. But you also reflect that Allah azza wa jal, you're sitting in his room in his classroom and so you want everything that you're taking in to insha Allah uplifts you and make you a better person overall. So sincerity most important one quote and I'll move on Have you heard of the the name mmm is Xu Hari Rahim Allah. mm is over. He was a third generation scholar, he specialized in Hadith, but he was also a scholar in other sciences as well.
It was said that mmm is zody Rahim Allah had reached the level of Bahati. Okay, so he was profound in his knowledge with respect to Hadith. He made a statement one day listen to he said,
I battle with my intentions for 25 years and I still can't get control of it.
25 years I keep battling that my intention stays on track and I still can't get it to stay there. It never goes on autopilot.
Just think about one of the greatest scholars, his books can fill this entire library.
And he has trouble keeping his intention straight. Why?
This is a continuous, endless battle. For us to always ensure that when we are here, it's for the sake of Allah. I'll be honest with you, I don't know how to teach that.
So I have to leave that to you. How you gather your intention and your heart to be in places like this.
We ask Allah to to give us the easiest way that we can achieve that in the most consistent way. loving man. Number two, cleanse your heart.
Cleanse your heart.
What's that even mean?
We hear this all the time. What does it mean? Explain it to me.
Take good. So take ill feelings jealousy or whatever. How do you do that? Is there like a button you press or something or something you say and it just goes away? Like how do you purify your heart?
with every thought, you have a counter thought and so you can recycle the process this way.
Okay, make it
simpler. So all of us are on exhibit.
How do you do that?
Think about how what you're saying before you say, okay,
with respect to your heart.
If I say always the right thing, but I still got trouble in my heart. I have just got I still don't like her, but they sound really cool. Give her Coachella. Got a hater.
How do you get out of that?
alter the way you think.
You see, you're right. But if I walk, walk out of here, okay. One of the students said alter the way I think.
Okay, what do I do? Make it more practical?
Do you see the dilemma here?
You know, we're really good at giving amazing advice. My life, dedication as a dairy is to connect the dots. This is what I live for.
This is the thing that I've tried my best to be different from other instructors like I will never say to you, um, you know, we need to purify our hearts and keep our intention straight. Okay, may Allah make it easy. Let's go on.
I want you to really walk me through step by step how you tell someone who knows nothing or basic stuff about the DNA, you need to keep your heart clean. You need to purify your heart.
And so when that person listens to you, they're not just going to listen to an amazing hopper. But they're actually going to be like, Oh my god, I can actually do that. That's all I have to do. Make it so make it easy for me. Tell me one more time. How do I purify my heart?
In Syria and taqwa good
remembrance of Allah, anything else?
for protection, do us anything else.
Give him the benefit of the doubt.
So you're rewarded by Allah because of the intention. So even if you do things if you don't have an intention, that's a way of kind of purifying your mind. Because you will have the collective
Yeah. You see, you're right.
Tell a 15 year old what you just said. Right? even tell some adults. They're like, Oh, okay, just like my sister. It's like, Oh, that's too much for me. She's a doctor, by the way. So is that all makes sense now? Right. Okay. I'm not at her level. Yeah. One of you said it.
Before I tell you what it is. Do you know why por en is only 114 chapters. You know why? I know because Allah wanted it that way. But you know what some rlms said, the wisdom behind that why it's not 1114 chapters or 1 million blah, blah, blah, just 114. That's it. There are novels out there that are 10 times longer. The book of life until your multi M is 140 chapters. That's it. And some of those chapters are two lines. Do you know why? Some of the elements they said this is also an indirect psychology for you and is human beings. That in our life when it comes to staying connected with Allah, you try your best to keep it as simple as possible. One person said it, the care of
Allah is your starting point. Then the Tuckwell comes in the righteous deeds come all of those things. You know why? why I say that, by the way, not me. It's important. This is how Allah says the killer. Yeah, he will let me know. People will be men or Kudo law. remember Allah? What? The Quran kathira with lots of the kill.
We all know what a vicar is.
What is it?
You're missing something? One, remember, it's like Alhamdulillah that's the
one single thing you do that helps you remember Allah that fits within quarter n and Sunnah is the killer. Now tell me, does every Muslim on earth have the ability to do that? Yeah, more or less? Yeah, we can all say one word of Vicar or do one good action.
So your starting point, to cleansing and purifying your heart is to constantly
Remind yourself. We are after all called what in Arabic in seven. Coming from the word nesea. The one who forgets our title as a creation is the creation that constantly forgets. That's what Allah called us. And what does he say? to counter that?
quote Allah, the Quran kathira keep remembering me. And you got to do this all the time. So you got it, you know, we always have put in our calendars. Okay, I gotta go, I got this appointment, I gotta go do we'll do this thing. We always need reminders. Yeah, the kid. That's the reminder for the heart. That's the thing that gets the heart up and running again, it's going to die, it's going to slow down, your fuel is thicker, put some more in there. What's the best source of thicker? What's the best fuel have the thicker?
You know it
before all the Korean
and that's the thing, the poor n.
It's always the same.
But the effects of poor n is what fluctuates is what's different for some people, one sorta changes their whole attitude their whole life. For others, they'll memorize the whole the whole core n and still it doesn't move them. I'm going to come back to this point in a minute. Number three, purify yourselves from sins. So this is not the heart anymore. Now we're going until actions itself. Whether you have an intention to do something wrong or not, it's happen. You got to get that stuff out of your life, not just for the sake of being a student of Allah, but just for your own sake as a Muslim. Learn how to implement change and the betterment of others. So when we say purify from sins
are prophesied, Selim told us a very beautiful Hadith that I think captures this point beautifully. He said, a student of knowledge that is constantly sending is like a candle.
It's like a candle. On the one hand when you light a candle in a dark room, everyone's able to see where they're going. But on the other hand, the candle is burning itself out.
So he or she is learning the deen
getting lots of air in but still in the same habits that children probably do. He still can get a get out of any bad addictions, bad habits bad thoughts still stuck in there. Why? Something is holding him back the starting way to to figure that out. Okay, what kind of bad habits or sins or mistakes Am I involved in? So the process I sell them warn students of knowledge, you are supposed to be the leader with the least amount of sending possible May Allah count us from all of us from amongst them, below him to me. Number four, understand in the heart you are learning the religion of Allah, the seriousness of carrying this knowledge only one sentence I want to share with you. Have
you heard this verse before? Low ends and hair the Quran Allah jabril la ATIA who Hashimoto saw them in Hershey Attila
if you took this for n, and you put it on a mountain, what's going to happen to the mountain? It'll crush and crumble into dust. Why? Mihashi Attila Tila, because the mountain got afraid of Allah. His words couldn't handle the weight of this core. And now, here's the point.
The core end crushed mountains.
But you and I can memorize the whole thing. Why is it that there are still people who memorize and learn the Quran, and their hearts don't even move an inch. This book destroyed a mountain and it can't even move some people's hearts. So when it comes to allies knowledge, really tried to internalize how serious this is because this knowledge destroyed mountains. It caused Musa alayhis salaam to faint to the ground. Because he asked Allah He asked a low rugby editor Eddie unload Lake Shore, I just want to see who you are. Paul Allen torani you're not going to see me what I can vote ineligible. Look over at that mountain for in estacado McKenna who for sofa torani if it remains the
in where it's supposed to be, you're gonna see me filament gelada Bahu little Jabba when Allah showed his glory to that mountain Jalla who des kawahara moussaka as soon as he did that to the mountain, the mountain crushed into dust and Moosa fainted and fell to the ground.
That same, this poor an Allah bless you and I to be able to carry something that a mountain can carry, just to give you really an idea of of how blessed
We are to be here and do this.
develop good studying habits. Again, I know a lot of you, you know, very busy or you probably have reached a point in your life where memorizing is tough. Getting into a routine is tough, you're retired, you've worked and you've done so much, you just kind of want to kick back? Well, we make, I want to make this really easy for you. Those three words is actually the three ways that scholars divide their days of how they study.
The morning is devoted to memorizing things. So whether it be one a year, or whatever it is a head, teeth, or whatever you're doing, you're memorizing. So new information is vacuumed in. Number two, the afternoon is used for review, don't learn anything new, you just focus on what happened in the morning. And then in the evening is devoted to research. That's when you really get into new thoughts and ideas and topics and things like that. So the evening, which is what when we are here we are we're sticking to that formula. Because when we're here, we're discovering this brand new sutra. And we're researching all of its knowledge as much of it as we can. So it fits in the right
place. Now, where did the scholars get this from? They actually got it from the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa Salaam, this was his habit and companions habits process and a master ledger would sit. When you finished leading the prayer turnaround and start talking to the companions, he'll start teaching them some things. And even sometimes he would ask them questions is like so one day he had he wanted to have some fun and he asked, Okay, tell me your dreams. Would you guys dream. One companion said I saw this I saw that in a process and would interpret it for them. Other times he would sit there and he would remind him of an area or something. Then when he was done from ledger,
he would walk out into the marketplace and see what everybody's up to in Medina and ask them if they're okay if they needed anything. When it came too close to the afternoon, he take a short rest. But that was also the time where by F terrassa the SM is back to teaching again. Only this time that's where in in the in his Masjid. A lot of the sahabas had these poor end circles. So they were starting to review lots of core and was being done. After all, sir, by the way, if you have the time f terrassa. I don't know what it is. f when you study f terrassa there's something very strange about how much you will retain. From after Ah, sir onwards.
I don't know. Even when we were in Medina, lots of the scholars and alumni used to advise us don't lose after offset.
And there is a weak narration of the Prophet Sam says that the one who sleeps after ossur is the one who forgets.
So it's just like, really, it's really I don't know, I don't even know how to describe it. But I've met some incredible students who have achieved incredible things. What was their secret, get studying right after?
Okay. And then the evening the process seven during the evening hours. Same idea, continue to teach new topics, new issues. Okay, this is what we're going to do tomorrow, this is going to change we're going to stop this habit, we're going to start this and then to lead on to the evening. So those that's just a quick formula and you figure out to what capacity how that works for you. reassess your company which we've chat about already people who are serious about knowledge associate with associate with people of knowledge and influence.
For young people that's really easy to teach. I don't know, for more mature adults, you know, I may ask or may add to that.
There there might be that maturity factor in adults where they know their limits with certain company. So they're able to say, Okay, yeah, you guys go out for dinner. I'm not I'm not going nowhere. Because you know that if you go they're eating like a burger and some fries is going to take like four hours. And you don't want to sit for hours just sitting there chatting away the whole night. So you know, little tricks and things you can do to keep your time under control. And maybe for the young people, probably not Yeah, let's go eat after you guys gonna go to the mall. You know, there's a cinema there want to watch a movie and there's so it's easy for me to talk about this.
Number seven. If this was the only word I put in this entire slide, it would have been enough. Number seven patience. Have you ever found yourself you started a class and halfway you kind of
That's the sad reality of pretty much all classes around the world. Don't think it's exclusive to any particular instructor. The best
The best or the average and sort of they all go through the same thing. As a matter of fact, even the Prophet Allah histological, salaam had that too, started off with certain campaigns and certain, didn't show up. They didn't come for a particular reminder, when he would call the the companions come to my message, I need to speak to you. Not all of them showed up, he would have to ask Where is so and so? Where is he? Or she and what what are they doing? Call them out? So my point is this that
it's it's great to see all of you here. No one wants you more here than me.
And it's been always the habit that as time progresses, and we kind of get comfortable with one another. I don't know you all know your lives, what ends up taking more of your time. But what I want to plead to all of you, I want to plead from one heart to another.
Start this and really, really tell yourself that you're going to walk right to the end. And don't let anything get in the way.
That's what I did.
You might think it's more fun teaching. It's more fun. I've got people online watching me and I don't even know, you know, where and what's what's happening. But it's 10 times more difficult to hold this microphone than being in that seat. So you all decide and figure out how your schedules can keep you here consistently.
Does anybody here? live outside of Scarborough?
Okay. Anybody live in Vaughan Maple area.
Those who live outside of Scarborough, can I just just shout out your city where you're in
Pickering? Okay, so just more obese than okay. So that's good. It's been the routine every semester. I'm always the one that lives the farthest. Right? I live next to Wonderland, in Vaughan.
Right. So, and let me tell you, this is my promise to all of you. As long as I can drive, I will be here in sha Allah. I don't care about the storm.
I'm just one of those weird drivers that I love when it's terrible out there.
I find it's kind of therapeutic when you're just like, oh my god, I'm driving 30 kilometres on the 401. It's just, I'm just one of those. I know, it's pretty Yeah, my wife thinks I'm crazy for real.
Anyway, anyhow. So I will be here, you will have that for me in sha Allah. So please, really take the time when you leave this evening in sha Allah, Allah to ensure that the rest of the weeks moving forward, you always have this gap, and it's open. Okay, let's move on. This is the last section and we're done in sha Allah, the etiquettes, with your teacher, choose qualified teachers, which we've quickly chat about. So
the only thing I want to add to this is this.
You know, I think I should tell you a little bit about myself. Right? After all, I mean, you're trusting me, so at least know where this trust is coming from. Okay. And don't be afraid to ask teachers this, you know, can you tell me a little bit about where you studied or why you chose to teach this subject? You know, don't be afraid to do that, especially with Islamic teachers. I think it's, it should be something fundamental.
So you all know, or a lot of you know, I've been here in the Institute for about I think this is the fifth year now. But I've been part of this institute since before it was built. Right. So everybody here knows me and my family. So there is a connection. I went to Medina for nine and a half years. I specialized in Arpita studies, believe it or not, the one subject I don't teach is the subject that I actually specialized in. So what I did is
I decided that I was going to study very different from other students. I studied at PETA in classrooms at school.
When school was done,
I decided to go into other subjects. So I had an afternoon of just head youth studies. And that's where I was able to sit with a PhD student who was from Nigeria, he had memorized behati Muslim and all the other Hadeeth books. He memorized like almost like 30 or 50,000 Hadith or something like this, right? So I read it to him from beginning to end. So that's what I did for for a little while. Then. The late evening is when I devoted my time to quarter end.
So that was my routine for nine and a half years. And then I had some fifth
Studies in between, but I don't teach fifth and that's the reason I don't think that I don't feel that I'm qualified to do it anyway, I can teach basic fifth, but that's about it. So that's where I am. Here's the thing, why am I teaching quarter end and sorta Nisa
I have never stopped. And I still till this day study Tafseer i, this is where my passion is, it's been like this all the time. So I've gone through a bunch of TF series, and the one that I'm going through with you guys, is actually I brought the book so you could
you could see it, but it's in Arabic.
But I brought it so that at least you can have a you know, an appreciation of what it is. So this is the book that I created the entire course from this book is called a Jeremy Oh, camel cor n by emammal. Porter Be it is 25 volumes. Okay. So Alhamdulillah I'm on volume six with you guys, right? Start from Volume One, and we're on volume six. So this certainly set is two volumes. And I've gone through both both of those volumes as well. So you'll see me bringing this book a lot in our discussions and I will be extracting as much of it as I can to you. Why this. This is the Tafseer that I love the most that I depend on the most if you ever hear me translate or tell you about a
verse, this is what it's talking well. It I get it from this mmm quote to be took the core end and he did something really unique with him.
After every verse, he had something called messa different subjects or scenarios that he extracted from that verse. So basically, he took a lot of phip out of each of the verses, or as many of them as possible, which it opens up your mind and starts thinking about that verse in ways no one else can teach you. I wish that inshallah You know, this could be translated, I don't know how many volumes it will become. But it's an absolutely remarkable piece. And again, it's the one that I depend on the most. So that's a little bit at least about myself. If you have any questions, you can talk to me afterwards. Number two to respect your teachers. So there's a couple things. One of the
greatest shame in students of knowledge is the lack of respect. So what are we talking about? men? Remember, we're talking generally here across the board. No one in particular, what are we talking about? Usually, if you disagree with your teacher, I've been through this where somebody would literally like, jump at you.
You know and start literally not question interrogating you in front of everyone. This is not the etiquettes of a student. As a matter of fact, Mr. Chef, he or he mohalla used to have this a lot where people used to just get up and bark at him.
You know what he did?
Just let them finish. Does that Yeah. Okay. So me shouting, like, just top of their voice Adam in front of everyone?
and says, Are you done? Okay, so I'm on equal.
And he'll just leave them. So one day one of his students asked him, What do you do that? Why don't you talk back or say something? He said,
I leave them so that they can live with their stupidity.
Because if I try to talk to them through there, it'll just go back and forth, it'll turn into something. So I leave them and he calls that attitude stupidity until they Calm down, and they're ready to come and have a conversation in a civilized manner. So the way I handle it is nowhere close to the membership here. I've got boxing gloves in my bag. So
Hamdulillah, I can count the amount of times this something like that has ever happened when he let you humped. And most of you, if not all of you here are older than me. So you've got more experience in a lot than I do. So don't be surprised if I'm the one that's asking you more questions than the other way around. So I think we don't really have to spend much time on that anyway. If you disagree, or you don't understand or you discover any weaknesses in myself, then again, these are questions to ask about maybe not to you, but just ask in general, how especially young students how they, how they respond and how they disagree. If you've ever disagreed with somebody, something to
do with the dean, just think about what that what what manifests out of that disagreement. Usually, unfortunately, oh, my God, I can't believe they actually think that that's how that I'm never talking to them again.
You know, I'm not even going to that message no more. I'd only want to pray behind him anymore because of maybe one day
agreement. You know, right now in this city, there is a street, which I won't tell you what it is, that's got a bunch of messages that are neighboring each other.
And none of them talk to one another.
They don't do anything with each other, except drain the community of millions of dollars to support to support their whatever it is.
I don't want to say any more because I think you're gonna figure it out. So let's move on. Okay. Number three, proper etiquette, appearance and presence. You probably will might think, like, come on, dude, what do you what are you saying?
One of my teachers, we were invited to his house ship Masatoshi NPT, have you the whole life is still alive. And he teaches, teaches in the huddle. So myself and about a dozen students, we got invited to his house, one of our friends had a pair of shoes on, and the heel was just a bit high off the you know, it just had a like a heel that was this high.
So he went inside, he took his shoes off at the shift sales, and he sat down. And we're all crying because you know, one of the most brilliant human beings in this world, we have a chance to sit and talk with him and get all the questions answered.
Then we see the chef, he gets up. And he wants to bring us some juice. So he's like, I'm going to bring you guys with us. Obviously, all 12 of us want to be like no, no chef, tell us where the juice is, we'll we'll get a freeze. I know. You're my guess, this is your help. I have to serve you said okay.
He just went to pour some juice, right? All of a sudden we hear this, listen to
somebody cutting something.
He's gone for like a good 10 minutes, and he's cutting something.
And then when he comes back, he comes back with all the juice in his hand. And then he he holds a heel in his hand. And he's like, Who does this belong to?
The brother who recognize that?
He doesn't want to say. So, um,
none of us want to rap the guy out either, right? So we all sit there
and guess who ratted him out? Yours Truly. So I said, share this, my friend right here, actually, you know, it says so because I wanted to know what the issue was, I really was thirsty to where's the shackle going with this.
And then he came up to brother and he pulled him and he said, Look,
you know, your appearance is an example for the rest of the world.
Everything you choose to wear and how you conduct yourself is a call to Allah as Dean.
So he said, the reason why I did this, and he just said to him, he says, Don't go higher than this
might be modest, because you are in now a student of knowledge. And one day you may become a scholar and lead all of us. So his point was really deep, to say the least, that students of knowledge are very simple. Individuals. They live very simple, and they're always content. They don't care about what the brand is, they don't care about the quality. What they care about the most is whatever Allah gives them, that projects a good example, on a less behalf that this is a servant that's devoted him or herself. All they care about is their hygiene,
how they talk to people. And you know, I had one professor, he owned three of these garments, these stoves.
He has three PhDs. So he's definitely done well. He was our professor, I think he taught us for about three years. And he says, I own only three of these. So we asked him why. He says, Don't worry, it's not how long to have more. But I'm very content that if this is what I have, I keep it clean. And we honestly thought this professor changed his clothing at least like three times a day. That's how beautiful it was so perfect and so clean. My point is this our lesson from this particular point, is that how you groom and conduct yourself is a reflection of the level of discipline you have as a student of knowledge.
mm Abu hanifa used to carry a cloth with him. So every time he walked around, students used to see him bend down and keep wiping his leather sandals. And people ask them why do you do that? Every chance you keep cleaning your your sandals, you keep brushing off your garments. Why? Because this is part of my Amen.
And so I do this it's just as important as me sitting in a classroom. So
I leave that to you how that should resonate with you. attention span all of those things. Let's Let's finish up now.
I turn this off.
Okay, turn it back on. Okay, it's off. Patients concerning his or her her faults, they're here what you talked about, and do offer your teacher number four, I am now officially going to make this a condition in this classroom. If you don't, you're suspended.
Make to offer your teacher because you're, I can tell you your dorm makes your teacher makes to offer his his or her students, it's part of the responsibility of being a teacher is you have to pray for your students. Because you can't guide them. You can't influence them, you can encourage and teach them inspire them. When they walk out of your room. You're they're out of your control. So teachers counter that by praying for their students, sharp enough to judge the loved one.
When I would hear a headache from a person for the rest of my life, I would try and serve them.
Why I put that here is I You don't have to serve me anything. What I put that here is just to show you how much love companions had for their teachers. He heard one Hadith and took it upon himself to be a servant to that person. Because that was his way of showing gratitude. You taught me a Hadith of the Prophet Isaiah slot was them. I am eternally grateful to you.
And that's how we should teach. Sorry, treat people who encourage and teach us our Deen. That's not just for teachers, that's for your parents, who, when you're 50, or 60 years old, they're still still telling you fold your pants up a little, you know, tidy up your beard, fix your hijab, what's wrong with you. That's not how I used to type for you, when you were here.
They're still giving you some advice, and you internalize that this is a great sign of great, great sign that you are ready to absorb this.
And last address him or her appropriately, which we've already talked about. Basically, this fifth point, the author highlights that if your teacher carries a certain title, that even if they never ever say it, you the students, we the students, we address them by that title. So whether it be Dr. Shay or email or whatever, whatever. By the way, I don't have any of those. I'm just Muslim, brother Muslim, if you like of status, kind of the title that I like using just teacher, chef is just something that people say, and I embrace it, because I do know that at the end of the day, there is that element of respect. And I respect people who respect me. So it's really up to you. So with that
being said, we ask a lot. And so just to bless our efforts alone, I mean,
I do have an intro to this sorta.
But I don't think I want to start that right now. The book for suta neasa is available online. So once you registered for this class, you'll have access to the booklet the entire sorter, and all of the notes are there. It's up to you if you want to print it and bring it or you want to, like I said, have a computer iPad and and do it that way. I will say this, in this program, you will be writing
some things I just don't change. And that's one of them, I still write handwrite all of my notes, I don't type nothing. I have students that helped me with that. So be prepared that you will have to take some notes. So come ready to do that. Secondly, the class, as you know, starts immediately after Asia. And as time progresses, we'll have Asia in Asia in between the the class and we'll break accordingly. Right. Last but not least, this class will run I believe for 14 weeks, which which is a couple weeks longer than the classes usually run here. That's always good news for me. So we will be going very close to Ramadan.
I don't anticipate finishing the entire sort of then, but getting very close to a bit of nilla. And so hopefully that's kind of my cliffhanger to make you come back for the next class afterwards. Okay.
Is that right?
Does anybody have any questions about anything?
Be honest guys. Like what what do you think? I mean, do you think this format that I'm using is Okay, is there something else I should try a different way of doing it? What do you think?
You're going in according to.
Game passing a couple of minutes. Perfect. Okay, good. So we'll definitely incorporate that. Usually what I do when I, before I start the classes, I asked a bunch of questions from the previous class, just to make sure that you know, we're all on the same page, is there anything, any other suggestions that you have? So by all means that as you leave here this evening, you think of anything else that could improve our method. And believe me, students, I don't want to just be your teacher, I'm your brother in faith. So feel free to meet me talk to me ask me stuff. My email is out there. It's online, Muslim [email protected]. So you're welcome to email me, let me know if I'm doing
anything that or I should be doing more of this or that talk to me, this is a brother sister relationship. At the end of the day, for the sake of Allah, we're all going the exact same place. And we're all hoping to get to the same place. So I'm on the same journey that all of you are on. So don't think that I've reached there or I'm getting closer, just because I'm standing in this position. We're all on the same page. So we ask a lot. So would you like to continue to teach us as our Dean
lahoma? Yes, yeah.
So we're on the Thinkific website, I see some new faces who haven't been on it. So if you haven't registered for this class online, you need to register online.
Videos live on Facebook. And it also goes on YouTube right away, all the notes, all of the PowerPoint on on
that and also all of the specials and sort of communication, if, if the class is about to be cancelled, it gets set up on the Facebook, so you need to follow the Facebook
and be honest.
Oh, my God.
Does anyone here not have a Facebook account?
Yeah, you don't, you don't need to have it.
Usually open as well. There's a whole bunch of other classes that are also being offered. I just want to tell you about them. Today's class is
a brand new class really amazing. It's about the revival of Islam, the form of revival on Wednesday night, there is another passage, which is the war counter plan, he goes through every single word is the new symbol. And he looks at how many times has been mentioned and he looks at the meaning of it. I really feel class as well.
tomorrow, in sha Allah, Allah, we have chef Ahmed, Mohammed
was going to be coming in here and doing his small class at 630 until eight o'clock, about the conditions of the shadow
There's also a brand new class about conversational Arabic, that's going to start at seven o'clock as well. And it's just kind of an introduction to composition, how to speak how to have a small cost How to Know Your ways around any Arabic countries.
And that's being taught by who
students look in this classroom here. Just keep this between us. You know, Mashallah, don't underestimate the brother. Yeah, don't underestimate the brother Mashallah Shipman behind the screen. He he was once he was once an Imam, as well half of the Koran martial law. So, my point is, is that you can benefit from him as well. Okay. So if conversation is something that you are also looking at, by all means, take advantage of his his program and choose the Vietnam. Okay. Well, I said we don't want to until hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen. You're welcome to to leave now.