Kaleemullah #17 – Musa and Khidr Part 1 of 2

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The importance of learning and being knowledgeable is discussed in various settings, including the "lee of knowledge" and "lee of authority." The "lee of knowledge" and "lee of authority" are also highlighted. The speakers emphasize the need for everyone to have a clear understanding of their own knowledge and finding their own comfort in public travel. The importance of learning and being humble is also emphasized.

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so I'm on a comer to law here what occurred to Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala Rasulillah Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi Germain, a MOBA. Welcome to another segment of Kali Mala. Inshallah, today, as I mentioned last week that we will be breaking off from the story, the actual story of Musa alayhis salaam, because we had got to the point from the beginning of the story of Musa all the way to the point where you have this man who is concealing his Iman who is trying to talk to fit on, and he's trying to sway him away from killing Musa alayhis salam. And then not only that, but we talked about also that there were so many, so

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many calamities that came upon the people of Egypt and Finn Owen from Allah subhanho wa taala. Yet Finn own never took a lesson from it, he never learned from his from his mistakes. And he was very stubborn and persistent upon his kuffaar and his ungratefulness to Allah subhanho wa taala. And that is when Allah Subhan, Allah decided that is time now to destroy our own, and the story goes on, we all know what happens. But as I said last week that inshallah going forward for the next few segments, we will just be focusing on some in some certain stories that happened in the time of Mussolini, Islam, after the people but he is so ill, they were able to escape from from Pharaoh own

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and so forth. And after that, there were many stories, you know, small, small stories that took place, Inshallah, we'll be going through some of those stories and learning and taking lessons from those today, the story I want to quickly go through, is, in shall we this week, and next week is the story of Musa and Heather. And what happened between them too, and this journey of knowledge that Musala you some He took upon himself, first of all, is that, you know, subhanAllah growing up here in the United States, and I remember for those of us who have been here for so many years, you know, there was a time of ignorance. And slowly and gradually massages began to, you know, pop up here in

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the United States. And slowly and gradually, you know, Quran became, you know, teaching Quran learning, Quran became a priority for many Muslim communities. And then eventually, slowly and gradually, we see that in the last decade, and Hamdulillah, or I will say, a decade and a half, there has been a steady

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progress in terms of the peoples and their zeal in when it comes to acquiring knowledge, meaning that people have been wanting to learn more and more about Arabic, they're trying to come more closer to the Quran. And there has been a quite big focus on knowledge Subhanallah today, we find that as we get through this pandemic, that there are so many online seminaries today, and each of them mashallah they're all good. They all have something offered too good to offer. And people are based on their liking and their, their preference. They are learning so much about their Deen today, this was not the case, I will say 20 years ago, but in the last decade and a half Alhamdulillah

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things have turned around. But one thing that we have to also understand is that knowledge when it comes to knowledge, a comes with a certain responsibility. And subhanAllah one thing that you know many of our orlimar when they would study knowledge, before they will actually get to the knowledge part of learning and acquiring knowledge, they would have to go through a process of spirituality got to be and just making sure that your heart is in the right place before you acquire knowledge because, you know, subhanAllah, my teacher says that if you look at the Islamic world today and people who are in the name of Islam, they claim to have knowledge but they are misguiding people and

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then we find that there are people all over the world who are doing these kinds of things.

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Subhanallah it always start off with knowledge, they did have a certain type of knowledge. But what happens is that when when we acquire knowledge and our heart is not in the right place, there is a devoid of spirituality in our hearts and our mind is not in the right place, then the knowledge we're going to acquire is not going to bring us closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala is going to make us arrogant is going to make us feel that I need to create a following I need to create an entourage or I can create my fans, my followers and so forth. And eventually what happens is that you know people sometimes in some cases, not always, but in some cases people go so far away from being that

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they create their own ideology and they create their own, you know, their own groups and this is how

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We see what the situation of the Muslim ummah is today. So this is why it's so important that knowledge is something that ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada he will ask us about on the Day of Judgment This is why, if you say so Toluca have silica have is a very interesting Surah to be honest. And in sutra cover, you find the story of Musa hidden. One thing that we find about silica is that sort of God tells us about the different trials of life, trials of life that you and I are always going to be tested about. You look at sort of golf quickly, I want to run through this, there are four stories mentioned. So the golf, the first one is about the trial of faith. And we have those youngsters

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going and seeking refuge in a cave in order to protect their Iman, that is what the trial of faith, then you have the man of two guardians and that teaches us that when it comes to wealth, Allah subhanaw taala, he will test us sometimes Allah He gives a lot to a person and he tests them. Sometimes Allah does not give a test as a person in Allah. So when it comes to wealth, Allah subhanaw taala will test there is a trial of wealth. Then this third story is a story of Musa whether that is a trial of knowledge, that here we find that using your knowledge in the correct way, making sure that you are using your knowledge to benefit other people do not use your knowledge

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to misguide others, or for the wrong intent, or do not use knowledge for other ill intent purposes. So this is something that we find also in this story. And then we find the story of the Lakota Nation, which is the trial of authority, each one of us we have a position of authority in some capacity in some part of our life. And how do we use that authority in the story of the opponent, he used that power, he used those resources to benefit people. On the other hand, we find today that there are many people who have authority, there are people who have resources, but they use that for wrong purposes. So So once again, coming back to the subject of Musa Hilda our deen has taught us

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that or in knowledge comes with a certain responsibility. And you know, subhanAllah as they say, you know, we always hear in schools and so forth, teachers telling us knowledge is power. And indeed it is power. I mean, it is power to a certain extent, and you know, subhanAllah this power and this responsibility, this power comes with a great responsibility also, I know it sounds like you know, subhanAllah growing up as a kid I you know, in America used to watch Spider Man, you know, these always in Spider Man, he's always here with great power comes great responsibility. But in essence, subhanAllah knowledge is exactly that, the more than knowledge that you have, the more you're

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supposed to come closer to Allah subhanho wa taala. So let's quickly go into the story the story of Musa alayhis salam. Musa alayhis salam he is simply asked this question by bunnies saw in that alumnus who is the most who is the most knowledgeable person now Musa alayhis salam did not have ill intent here this is the story in the Quran is not being mentioned. Because Allah subhanho wa Taala necessarily Musa gave the wrong answer and Musa Allah Subhanallah wanted to like you know in the wrong way teach Musa lesson. The only thing that Allah subhanaw wants to teach Musala Islam is that yes, you are a prophet. There's no doubt in that fact. But at the same time, there are other people

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who are more knowledgeable than YouTube in some certain aspects. And subhanAllah first of all, Mousavi Islam is just no on a prophet he is from the hola Azzam and we know that there are five oral Assam prophets five most prestigious of all the prophets and Musala Assam is one of them. One of the most mentioned prophets in the Quran we find is Musa alayhis salam, Yet Allah subhana wa Tada is sending a very strong message to Musa his thumb is that yes, amongst the people beneath saw Eid, you being a prophet, you are the most knowledgeable, however, there are people that you have never ever met in your life, that they are more knowledgeable than you in some certain areas. And this is

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actually the truth. And one thing that we learned the lesson that we learn from this is that no matter how righteous you feel you are, no matter how much knowledgeable you feel that you are, that you know, knowledge has to always be a priority. There is no such thing called I have enough knowledge there is there's nothing like that. Yes, a person can say that I have enough knowledge for what I need to do. But if a person says I have all the knowledge no only Allah subhanaw taala has all the knowledge and and not only that, but we also learned from this is that

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we also learned from this is that there's always going to be someone who has more knowledge than you.

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And Allah subhanho wa Taala and story of use of it. He said we find will folk who live here in Mina Ali, we always know and we learn from the Quran that every person who knows there's always someone else who's going to know more. And so always try to be in a situation that you're always trying to acquire knowledge, you know, subhanAllah I always even tell the youth, even you know, instead of just sitting there wasting time, even if it's something

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In regarding dunya always try to enhance your knowledge always try to learn something new. Because it's always a very eye opening and Subhanallah we see that the people who the more the knowledge knowledgeable that people are, then the more educated they are, the more tolerant they become. Subhanallah today in the world that we see today, in so many parts, even like for example, in America, we find so many people who are so ignorant, like Subhan Allah when you hear them, you're like Subhanallah like, how are they talking? How can they say these kinds of things and so forth. But Subhan Allah, this is a sign from Allah subhanho wa Taala when Allah says in the Quran, call

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a person who knows in a person who does not know they're not equal, and you can see in the way they talk and the way they act and the way they react, the way they they, you know, the way they they conduct their affairs in life, you can tell between the person who's educated a person who is not educated. So always remember that knowledge has to be a priority in our life. Also we learn from the story is that a no matter how much a person is learned, you can be a teacher, you can be a preacher. But that doesn't mean that you cannot learn from anyone else. A lot of times today Subhanallah, we find that people feel like that it is beneath them, their arrogance, or is so high, their ego is so

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big, that they feel like that if I go in and learn from someone else, if I take someone else's advice, that it is, I am belittling myself, and that is not the case, the problems are Sanlam himself. He was educated by Jubilee Italia, his Salam, the prophets of Salaam, himself, he would go and he would consult with the Sahaba Viola there, I know. So taking advices from others learning from others is not going to belittle you. It only shows first of all your humbleness because the more we learn about the Quran, and the Sunnah, it should humble us more than anything else. And at the same time, it goes to show us that we can learn from others.

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Subhanallah one thing that also we learn from the story in this response of Musala Islam, when he's asked Who is the most knowledgeable person that we learned from this is that is, it is absolutely fine to say, I don't know, you know, one thing today that we see within many people is that, because they feel like that, saying, I don't know, is a sign that I am not knowledgeable enough. Or people may lose confidence in me, I don't want to look bad, I want to have an answer to every single thing. And subhanAllah what we don't realize is that if we ever give a wrong answer to an Islamic question, the responsibility is on us, the responsibility is on us. This is why any person, especially when it

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comes to even students of knowledge, you're not in a position to give fatawa you're not in a position like any other scholar, when matters of Islam come to you, you know, you should just defer it to the oil Ummah, and to the scholars, they are the ones that that you know, you should just defer the matters to, and just simply say, I don't know, even for, you know, subhanAllah one thing that we were always taught from our teachers when we were in their Sahaba is that especially when before we were graduating, because they knew that we will be you know, once we graduate, that we will be asked questions. Our teachers always taught us that don't ever feel compelled that you need

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to give an answer to everything, defer to someone else, if you feel like you're not in a position to answer it. And that's absolutely fine. Imam Malik Rahmatullahi Lee, we all know how much not how knowledgeable he was, but yet there was so many situations where he said I didn't I don't know. In fact, we find in his life that there was a group of people that were come they were living far from Medina. So and because they never had a scholar within them. Throughout the year, they would collect all the questions and once a year, a group of from that tribe in that city, they would come to Imam Malik, and they would have a list of questions. And they were asking about Malik, and one time

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they're sitting in front of Malik, and they're saying, oh, Imam Malik. This is the question that we have. What is the verdict regarding this? And there were many cases or many questions to which Imam Malik said I don't know. And the people were saying like, What do you mean, you don't know? Like when we go back to the people when we go back to our city, our city people or you know, our, the city members, and we tell them that? What do you mean, what do you want? What do you want us to tell them that Malik did not know? And Imam Malik said yes, tell them that Imam Malik did not know. And if you know any other scholar that you come across as STEM, of course they have to be legit. They

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have to be a genuine scholar they have learned from orlimar not just sitting online. This is also something very important. When I say scholarship, it doesn't mean that you sitting online and you become a scholar, no going sitting in the sofa of someone, of course because of COVID situation. I mean, we have to of course, learn online and so forth, but making sure you learn from someone who's truly legit someone who has gone through the process of scholarship and so forth.

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That's so important. So this is why it is so and so another thing that we learned from this is, is absolutely fine to say, I don't know. And another thing we also learn from this is that if you I mean always defer the matters to the scholars and to the Alama this is something that we learn from these from this, you know, from the story of Musa alayhis salam. Another thing that we also learned from this is that as I said earlier, the more than knowledge that we acquire, it should make us humble. And there are so many doors honestly that we can learn from the Quran from the Sunnah of the Prophet SAW send them about our alien, like something that you know our my teachers used to always

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teach us is that before you give a lecture before you give a talk, always Say Subhan Nicola Ellen Milena Illa antenna, this is a subtle Bacara where Allah were the the,

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the angels the melodica, they said to Allah subhana wa to Allah subhana wa alemana Ilana Alam Tina, this is something very beautiful dua that we learned from the Quran also we learn Rob busy the near Ilma this is you know, this is the prophet Islam he even taught the Sahaba some of the Sahaba to make this do our busy Dyneema we also find two others such as Allahumma aluminum and fauna one fan I'm I limped in I was in our element Yarrabah aalameen That Oh Allah, you benefit us from what you taught us and teach us that which benefits us and increases in our knowledge older, but I mean, so these are many ways that we can memorize and learn. But always remember knowledge has to be make you

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more humble. If knowledge is making you more arrogant, If knowledge is making you feel that you know what I have this knowledge I'm gonna go and put down this person and that person, that you having this mentality or anyone having this mentality, that's a sign of Kibera, knowledge has to make you more humble more than anything else. Now, let's quickly let's actually this continued to the story. So most of the time, he said, he set out on this journey to go in find this man. And once again, Allah subhanaw taala is telling Musa alayhis salam, go and look for this man, you will find this man at a certain place where two, two seeds come together, and Mussolini, some he inquires more about

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that place and he says, Take a fish with you. And wherever you find that this fish has been lost, that is where you will find this person. So Mussolini, some he is on this journey. And what we learned from this also is that Subhanallah we learned from this is that, you know, traveling for the sake of acquiring knowledge, this is something that many of our older mother always did even Subhanallah if you look at even today, our Imams and show you who are like I would say like in their 30s in their 40s and so forth, even like in their 20s Right now, too, they always for the most part of the always went either abroad or you know, they went somewhere overseas. And but they went and

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they learned and they traveled for knowledge. And subhanAllah I've always been a big advocate of this of going and you know, traveling does not mean that you have to go overseas, it means that you have to go out of your own comfort zone, and go to the share and go to the scholar and sit with them and sit, learn from them sitting in their Sahaba this is something that's very important. So even in the case of Musa leaks, and we see that he just did not sit at home, but rather he went out on this on this journey to to seek knowledge, we also learn from this is that, you know, Musa alayhis salam, he is enthusiastic to learn. See here, Allah Subhan is telling him you will find this person and

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Allah subhanaw taala. And then he Musa is asking himself, give me more details, this shows you're enthusiastic to learn. So when will we learn from this also is that a person who's acquiring knowledge, they have to be enthusiastic, they have to have a passion to learn. If you don't have a passion to learn, you're just simply going to learn it. And you're not going to have the right knee in place. And eventually, it's just going to be wasted knowledge or knowledge that is not benefiting you, nor benefiting anyone else. So this is why it's very important to understand and have the right idea and have the right idea and have that passion to acquire knowledge. Another thing that we learn

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also when it comes to knowledge and when it comes to traveling is that in any journey, there's always going to be difficulty so even when it comes to the the journey of knowledge, there's always going to be ups and downs and that's fine. And this is part of the journey of knowledge, the journey of knowledge is never always going to be a very smooth road. Because once again, she thought knows that you are acquiring this knowledge because you are planning to come closer to Allah and you're planning to bring other people closer to Allah. Why would shaytaan make that journey a simple one for you? She thought obviously he will make that journey, a very tough one. And we also find you

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know in the in the IATA sutra Lika Allah subhanho wa Taala he talks about wave called the Musa the Fatah hula abre Hatha Abdullah Majumdar, Bahraini um the hook have we learned from this idea? This is number 16. So look, I have that you know, here Musa took upon himself a companion. He took a companion with him you shot him in unknown. And one thing that we learned so much

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Allah so much from our lemma in our scholars is that they will always take the companion with them they will never travel alone. In the case of the Prophet SAW sundown whenever he would journey travel you always have a companion with him. Our on the map even when they would travel from one city to another city a lot of times they will not travel alone, they will always have one or two people. But see there's something very important I must say about this is that once again is not about you just you know trying to get like three or four people to always go with you because your NIA has to be clear at the end of the day if you're doing this because you want to create a fan base

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or you're doing this because you want to create an entourage and so forth. That's not the MCSE of this the MCSA is that when you are in companionship with someone else, they remind you of Allah subhanho wa Taala you're able to be with someone so we find the story of Musa ism he was with someone so always when it comes to these kinds of good things always try to have a companion there to to be along with you. Then the Quran also tells us that when they had you know they the Quran tells us that one time Musala Islam says for them magia was a call in Fatah who attina vada Anna La Casa Latina means suffering I had an ASA he says the let's sit down let's take it Let's eat this you

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know, this journey has made us really tired once again I said earlier, the knowledge the journey of knowledge is always going to be difficult is going to be filled with filled with ups and downs, and is going to be a very tiring also. Now you know Subhanallah when I say tiring, I don't always it doesn't necessarily mean physically tiring. Here. In the case of Musa it was physically tiring. But sometimes when it comes to even knowledge, it will require you to really go beyond your mental capacity. You know, there are certain topics in certain certain subjects within our deen such as, for example, give me one which is Arcada. Now sometimes actually, that can be very confusing. The

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topics can be really confusing, it can be very draining. But see that's what knowledge does is that it's sometimes it's going to be difficult, it's going to require you to really pay attention and be focused and so forth. Do not feel like oh, this is boring. Let me just move on to the next thing. No, I mean, even during those kind of times, you have to give your full concentration. This is part of knowledge. This is part of the journey of knowledge, there's gonna be ups and downs and there's going to be difficulties. And we see exactly that from the story of Musa alayhis salam. And finally, the last thing I do want to say is that

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and the PERT and the one who is going to create those difficulties as we see in the story of Musa alayhis salam is that he when you shall renew said that oh, the place where you know we were resting at another place or we were at another place and there the fish may have jumped out of the basket and gone into the water and so forth.

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At that time was out at some never got upset with him. Mousavi some never yelled at him never scolded him and so forth. So always remember that when we learn when we learn from knowledge is that you know, always trying to be humble always trying to be calm, there's something that we learn when it comes to knowledge is you know, you have to be respectful, you have to be calm. And inshallah next week we will see between this conversation between Musa and Heather, that how they were you know, they were firm. Heather was very firm with Masayoshi Son. He never like you know, he was very firm teacher and went away. But he was never rude. He was never disrespectful. He never scolded

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Musashi he has some he has he got upset a few times, and that's fine, but he never was rude and disrespectful. And so we learn many things from there too. Inshallah. We'll go to stop right here. I ask Allah subhana wa Tada to give all of us ability to understand these stories. May Allah subhana wa Tada increase us in our knowledge, may Allah give us the ability. Or may Allah grant us the zeal and the courage and this drive in this fire within us to learn more and more more about his deen and may Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us a class every single moment in any journey of knowledge. I mean, no, but I mean, does that Kamala had a salam Wa alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh

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