40 Hadith of Imam Nawawi – Episode 1
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Biography of Imam Nawawi
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la la la la la la sharika wash Juana Mohammed Abu Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa seldom at the Sleeman kathira ama God, my dear brothers and sisters salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
I would like to welcome you all to the first holochain our series of halaqaat we will be covering Amendment No is 40 Hadith and tonight's halaqa be delighted we will be taking the biography of Imam and now we and with the lights Allah deriving some lessons from his life.
If you look at the luminaries of Islam, you'll notice particularly from the scholars, there's a handful of scholars that pretty much every single Muslim household will know. So from them, you will have Imam Abu hanifa Imam Malik Imam Shafi Imam, Ahmed, Emmanuel Buhari, Mr. Muslim, these are like from the predecessors, and then you will see as you leave the generation of the predecessors, the number of scholars that the Muslim households are familiar with actually decrease. So then after their time, we'll start to notice that it is only great luminaries, the likes of shekel this time of Nutini, I have no claim as a hobby, a blue casier that these are the names that starts to get
remembered, and from these great luminaries that is remembered and is notorious and well known throughout the Muslim households, is that at the moment, no, he, in fact, if you look at the books of the moment now we most of his books in Hadith, are actually books that are relied upon up until this day, meaning that since his death, no one has written new books in that field that have superseded the books that remember knowing his book, The likes of Rio de Sala hain is a book that is in almost every single machine and in every single household. The likes of imama know is what the Hadith, it is a primer in every single Islamic school where they study Hadith everyone begins with
it. Now the question arises, why are some scholars remembered and why are some scholars forgotten? Allah subhanaw taala he gives us a simple answer to this in sort of medium where Allah subhanaw taala tells us in the Medina M and wamego, solidarity, say ajala Homura man with the that those people who have a man and they do righteous deeds, then Allah subhanho wa Taala will place for them a special love. The Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says that it is due to the sincerity of an individual's act, that Allah subhanaw taala causes a person to be left. Now I want you to think about this panel. That the deeds that we do, not only does Allah subhanaw taala
compensate for them in the accurate that we get her senate and say yet in the era, but in this world, an individual will become loved by the people. As soon as Allah subhanaw taala starts to love him. And this individual, his key characteristic will be that of sincerity. He doesn't seek any reward from the people. He doesn't seek any praise from the from the people, nor does he fear the blame of the blamers except the fear of Allah subhanho wa Taala and this individual, wherever he may be whatever he may do, Allah subhanho wa Taala writes down a special love for him. And Amanda no mohalla was one of these special individuals. Now that is firstly start off by discussing the name
of Mr. manoli the name of Mr. manoli. So remember know his name was yahia ignore, ignore Murray Johansson ignore her scene. So his name was yahia shut off. If no Marie abrahamsson ignore her scene. This was his complete name. And if anyone remembers that by the end of the halaqa, we'll have a special reward for you with the lights Allah, I'm not repeating it again.
Now, there's nothing too particular about his career. You don't have any great historian, his name. There's no no great luminaries of Islam. No great scholars, you know, no great poets or anything of that sort. He came from a very average lineage. And this is what makes his life so interesting that you find most scholars of the past they had this natural encouragement in their houses. So maybe their father was a scholar, their uncle was a scholar, grandfather was a scholar. We had this household of knowledge, but in when it came to amendment know your Amala you notice that he comes from a very simple household that his family were mainly just merchants his main family mainly were
just merchants now particularly focusing on his father shut off
For those of you that remember our discussion on the mammal Bukhari, we mentioned that a mammal bucarest father played two important roles in his life, that the Father amount because he had two important roles in the life of the mandible quality. Number one was the fact that he was a scholar of Hadith and encouraging them in Bukhari to become a scholar of Hadith. And then the second was that when the father Emmanuel Bukhari was passing away, he said something very profound. He said that I can guarantee that in my world, there's not a single dinner or a single Dirham, which came from a dubious source, that our dinner or they're from Moscow country that there was any doubt about
it, that it was from a hot sauce, he guarantees on his death. Now, interestingly enough, in Malmo, his father had a similar, I guess, you know, motto in life, that he was extremely, extremely careful in terms of where he would take his wealth from. And Amanda know his father, as a profession. He was a vegetable salesman, he used to have a small shop with which he would sell fruits and vegetables. And he would make sure he was extremely diligent that he wouldn't cheat anyone not take any extra from them, nor would he give them any less than they were due. He was very meticulous about this. Now, the reason why I mentioned this is that in our day and age, you know, when we talk about
parenting, this is something that we don't even talk about the concept of holiday risk, and the effect that it has on parenting itself. But if you notice the understanding of our predecessors, parenting was not just about the physical therapy that we give them in terms of, you know, telling them do this and don't do that. What was also about what they fed them in terms of the halaal food and a lot of sustenance. And this is based upon the Hadith of the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, where he said that the believers were commanded just like the mursaleen what Allah subhanaw taala commanded the Muslim and he commanded the prophets that all prophets eat from that
which is halal, and that which is good. And then the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam concludes this hadith by saying that there will be an individual that will travel and in this travel he will get you know, covered with dust and he will be completely disheveled and broken down. Like meaning it is an extremely difficult journey, and it gets so difficult that he breaks down and he starts making dua to Allah subhana wa Tada. However, his clothes are from hot on his eating is from hot on his drinking is from Harlem, the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam concludes this hadith by saying, for now, use the javelina tick that From where will you know the answer come
from this individual? And you'll notice that this analyst and what Allah knows best was a primary cause in the moment, no Rahim Allah externing that the father took his such extreme care of where his system this came from, that his children only God Allah, that Allah subhanho wa Taala took special care of him and only
the cornea of Mr. manoli the cornea of Imam nawawi was Abu Zakaria. Now the concept of the cornea is that an individual will take a title upon himself either by a blue something or on something usually indicating that they are the parent of this child, or if they have a child, they will name this child with this name, or if something that they are famous from. So I want you guys to think of a Sahabi that had a cornea due to a child that he had, can you think of a Sahabi that had a cornea due to a child that he had?
I will have said you're referring to earlier the other one, excellent. So I will have said was unable to be thought about the last one. Now I want you to think of a companion that had a cornea due to something that he was famous for. This was very easy.
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Okay, possible. But whatever is the more famous example whatever the llamando is the more famous example. So border of the Allahu anhu is always seen with the kittens always taking care of the kittens. Now the question arises, taking your cornea. Is this something Islamic? Or is it something cultural? And this has been a valid difference of opinion amongst the scholars. Hey, Mama, no Rahim Allah, he was of the opinion that not only is it something Islamic, but it is in fact, something encouraged. And if you go to one of his famous books of Hadith, and much more, he discusses this in detail. And he says that there were individuals that had corneas that were not befitting during the
time of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And had it been something that was not encouraged the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam wouldn't have replaced them. He would have just said that you know what to keep, you know your regular names, and there's no need for a new cornea for you. Yet the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam gave them new corneas. And that shows that these clinics are actually encouraged. And that is why Amendment No, we even though he did not have any children, because he never got married. He didn't have any children. He didn't get married, yet he still took the title of Abou zecharia. Now who can tell me briefly Why would he
remember no he rahimullah to
The title of Abu Zakaria.
Excellent. So you have the relationship between the two prophets. Yeah, he and zaccaria were father and son. And you'll notice that there's this general tradition that certain Konya, certain names will be affiliated with certain corneas. So for example, someone who is named Ali, he will be known as someone who's, you know, yes, sir, he will be known as a bomber. And then similarly, over here, this the corneas of Abu Zachary and Abu Yahya. They're interchangeable with Zachary. And yeah, so that is the relationship between the two. Now, an interesting thing that started taking place during this time, was that the scholars of Islam were given titles, you'll notice someone like even
taymiyah he was called Tokyo Dean, someone like a little Korean, he was called shamsuddin. Now remember, no, Allah was given one of the most grandiose titles anyone could ever be given. He was called mohiuddin, the one that gave life to the religion. Now what's interesting over here is what Amendment No yo Rahim Allah says about this title Subhana Allah, Allah No, he said about this title, that whoever calls me by this title, I will not forgive them mean that on the Day of Judgment, I will hold them accountable for calling me this title. And in fact, if you look at this title, this title is only befitting for the prophets and the ambia that they are the ones that truly give life
to the religion and amendment. No Rahim Allah. Not only was he correcting, not accepting this title, but it was out of the humanity that you will come to see that amendment nahi Rahim Allah ahead. Now what is sad though, is that during our times, we'll still find people who will refer to Imam unknowing as mohiuddin. Now, yes, he had this great, you know, these characteristics of reviving Islam, especially the sciences of faith. But remember, no formula made it very explicit, that anyone who calls me by this name, I will not forgive them for this. So this was the honorary title that he had. Now, as for the law Club of America, knowing the law club is a title that is added on to the
name, this is usually based upon a profession a person may have or maybe based upon where an individual is from. And this leads us into the discussion in terms of where Amendment No, we was actually from. So Amendment No, we Rahim Allah was from the town of Noah, the town of Noah, and it has a ended at the end. Noah has an alibi at the end. And in actuality, the true pronunciation of nawawi is supposed to be unaware we, however, due to the difficulty that is on the tongue, the scholars of language, they facilitated this and they started to refer to him as unknowing. And he mama no Rahim Allah was born in the year 631 after hijra 631 after Hadler, which approximately in
the Gregorian calendar is around 12 130 from the Gregorian calendar 12 130 from the Gregorian calendar. Now let's go directly into the life of your mom and know your or him Allah Himself. As a young child, Amanda Nomura himolla was known to be a very serious child. So notice the average 345 year old they love running around they love playing with toys. Mm hmm. No, your mama was not like that at all. In fact, from my as a young child, he was known to be as a child that would often contemplate and just think so while the other boys are running around and playing a mama. No, Mama would just be sitting there and watching and observing. And there's a very interesting incident that
maraca she one of the historians from Noah, nervous about him and know him. He says it was this at this incident where a mama no Ramallah was at the age of eight, that Allah subhanaw taala placed a special love for him in my heart. What was this incident that the other boys in the town, they were just running around and playing? Perhaps you know, you were playing with a ball? And they tell you no, yeah, why don't you come and play with us? And he's like, No, I don't want to play. yet. The young boys, you know, perhaps you're missing a person on their teams. You know, it's like four against three, they need that extra person. They're like, come play with us. Come play with us. Come
play with us. And as viola, I want you to think about when was the last time you ever saw a child get angry, being invited to play like, honestly, it doesn't make sense. It's mind boggling. Any child that you tell him to come play, you'll be like, Sure, let's go play. But in our mind, no, we're talking about low and they kept on persisting, they kept on persisting, he lashed out at them. And he tells them I was created for this. And you see from a very young age, that's a lot a mama No, Mama had a completely different outlook on life than the other children that were around him. His father do Jani from this adventure molecule she actually went to speak to Amendment No is called an
teacher who went into and went to speak to him and his father and told him Look, your son has you know, this special gift from Allah subhanho wa Taala. Make sure he's given that nurturing, you know, that he deserves. So remember, no, you don't have to like finished his health of the Quran while he was in Noah. So as a young boy before the age of puberty, he finishes
His current wife, and now his father, he remembers this story of,
you know, Mr. manoli. As a young child, he finishes his health. He doesn't want to play with the other boys. But at the same time, and Noah isn't known as you know, a center of academics, the Center for Learning is just a small, regular town. So the only way that amendment no your hammerlock in continuous education, is if he was to go to Damascus, the capital of Syria. Now, with that being kept in mind, also look at the other predicament, that other predicament being that yeah, here is the only, or the eldest son of his father, the only eldest son, I don't remember right now of his father. And his father, as he grew older, he needed help with his he needed help with his business,
he couldn't take care of it by himself. So his father told him, Look, stay with me for some time, help me take care of my business. And as you get older, then maybe at that time, we'll reconsider it. But at this time, I want you to stay with me. And this is like one of the first important lessons you learn from him and we know his life. That amount of knowing is zeal for seeking knowledge, which a lot of young people in our times do. And rather than rebelling against his parents, he helped out his father. And he sought the blessings from his father, because he knew at that time that had he rebelled against his father had he disobeyed his father, there would be no
Baraka in his end. So he said, Look, let me just be patient, let me help my father. And then when the opportunity comes, when the time arises, I will go and seek knowledge. So as he gets older now, you know around the age of 18, that is when Mr. manoli Rahim Allah finally goes to Damascus, and is ruled enrolled into this institute known as Raja Raja Institute, madrasa. Dora was here. This is where he is enrolled. Now, I want you to pay attention to how Amendment No Ilhan Omar law describes his first two years out of the six years that he spent, he says that I would study for 12 hours a day. And with each hour, I will take a new lesson, meaning that he was studying 12 different
subjects at the same time. For those of you in university, you know how difficult this is that if you have more than five subjects, your brain will melt to either break down, it's not physically possible to study that many subjects. So this is the first Interesting, interesting thing that you see. Number two, the second interesting thing that you see about Mr. manoli, that in this face, it's not just about him learning, but he mentioned that along with each hour of learning. He's also teaching that whatever he would learn, the way he would retain it is that he would teach it, and this is the way he went, you know, learn these things. So now the question arises, an individual
learns for 12 hours, he studies for IE he teaches for 12 hours. One is this individual going to sleep. In Magnolia Rahim Allah, he mentioned that for the first two years of my education, the side of my body never felt a bit, the side of my body never felt a bed. And in fact, the only time he would sleep is while he was studying, and sleep would overcome him that he would get so tired, you get knocked out, and you fall asleep like this, he will dress for a while. And then eventually he would wake up and then just continue studying. And he continued doing this for two years, two whole years. This is how he spent his life. And this is no, this is another, you know, I guess first
indication that this is going to be a very special individual, that a man will know your name Allah, as you come to see that from a very young age. You know, he started showing the signs of great scholarship that what would usually take other scholars 30 4050 years. Mm hmm, no Rahim Allah is achieving at a much quicker pace. And this is one of the reasons behind it. This is one of the reasons behind it.
Now in terms of the scholars praise of him, Subhana Allah, when you look at the way the scholars praised the amendment, no, he, they praised him like any other great scholar, and the things that they generally praise him for, always come down to three main things, they come down to three main things. Number one, his level of scholarship, and his level of scholarship is seen by the books that he wrote. So you'll notice that amount of nowhere Rahim Allah, he was born in 631. And he died in 676. So old was he when he died 631 to 676 45 years old. And you see that in these 45 years. He's written so many books, one of the books he wrote and much more he actually died before he finished
it. And this book was love itself is 1000s of pages long. Now, the scholars, you know, we took an approximation, that if the moment No, no himolla started writing at the age of 18. Till the day that he died, on average, how many pages did he write, he wrote an average of over 40 pages per day, in order for him to have achieved everything that he wrote. It would have been 40 pages a day from the age of 18 till the age that he died. That is how much you would have written
For each day, so it shows you his great level of scholarship. The second thing that a monomial Rahim Allah is praised for is his asceticism, and we're going to come to that, that you'll notice, two things are meant to go hand in hand knowledge and asceticism, asceticism, we mean a love and attachment for this dunya that the more an individual becomes knowledgeable of the deen of Allah subhanho wa Taala, the less he is supposed to love this dunya genuinely that is what goes hand in hand. But you'll notice that over time, from the time of the Sahaba, as time went on, this concept of asceticism, it often got perverted, or it often got lost. And that balance of asceticism was
suddenly very important that we find in the lightbulb moment. And then the third characteristic that imama no Rahim Allah is praised for is the fact that he was very, very openly encouraging good and forbidding the evil. So rather than just you know, sitting at home just writing letters, he would go out on the streets and enjoying the good and forbid the evil. So, that is generally what the scholars praise for him consists of now let us look at what is called the secrets of success. That Amendment No, we had that what was it that maybe mama No, Mama sociated successful compared to the other scholars. And then the scholars came up with eight particular points that made him successful,
and be delighted that we want to try to instill these points of success in our own lives. Number one, traveling for the sake of knowledge, you'll notice that amendment no mo law, from a very young age, he had this desire to go and study and learn. And eventually when the mammal Amendment No rahimullah goes to Damascus, this is traveling for the sake of knowledge. He went to the went onto the pages as well, where he performed Hajj and Umrah and he learned from there as well. However, the vast majority of his education took place in Damascus. Now, I want you to think about this. Why was traveling for the sake of knowledge, something so important? And the description of the scholars?
Why was it something so important? I want to hear an answer from you guys, while I was traveling for the sake of knowledge suddenly is so integral.
sincerity. Excellent. What else does it show? Go ahead.
You're giving up a lot. you're sacrificing. Excellent. And one more thing, one important thing.
Go ahead. Sorry. Excellent commitment. So we mentioned sincerity, we mentioned sacrifice. And the third and key one is commitment that you'll notice, generally speaking, someone who was fully spoon fed something, he takes it for granted, he's like, I can get this anytime. It's of no big concern. But traveling back in the day, where an individual has limited provisions, transportation is very difficult. And then living in a foreign land is very difficult. This shows a level of commitment, and that the more an individual struggles for something, the more he will cherish it. And that is why it was so important that the scholars emphasized that an individual that truly wants to become a
student of knowledge, historical L, it must begin in his homeland. But it concludes by him traveling, it concludes by him traveling, because it is only when he travels, that he will truly get the flavor of knowledge, being exposed to the lifestyles of squatters living with the scholars and being out of his comfort zone inside the scope of knowledge. That is when an individual will truly become a true seeker of knowledge. Number two is that he studied at a well known institution. So it wasn't just about taking knowledge from any scholar that was available. No, that was not the case. But the madrasa that he went to Ottawa here was from the most prestigious prestigious of
Institute's. And this shows us going back to the statements of the predecessors in the head, the dean element for the front door element, a Manta Houdini, that, indeed this knowledge this Deen of Allah panel, this knowledge of almost no data is your dean. So be very careful from whom you take your dean. Now Mr. manoli Rahim, Allah being you know, professional, didn't Hadith he learned this very early, that you didn't just go to the average scholar, but you went to the best, you tried to get the highest level of his net, the fewest number of narrators and the most knowledgeable of people. And this was another key to success that an individual when he seeks knowledge, he takes
advantage of what he has. Now when you're in a situation where you can pick and choose, then you should pick and choose the most knowledgeable of scholars that you can find. Number three, is that his intense dedication to his studies, his intense dedication to his studies, his classmates, his colleagues, becoming Amina on him and now he rahimullah that never did we see him and no era himolla except that he was busy with something either he was busy revising the Koran, either he was busy writing, either he was busy teaching, so much so that's panela this is so amazing, that I want you to think about you know how you treat guests.
When you come over to their house to the to your house, you know, you'll break they'll come over to your house, you'll converse with them, you'll present them something to eat. And you know, just show them a good time to entertain them. Mm hmm. No, no.
The way he would treat his guests, he would have a sand he would have a plate ready in the middle of his house. Then any time someone wants to come, they are more than welcome. However, they will go through two things. Number one, Mr. manoli Rahim, Allah had so many books that there is no place to sit, except for amendment. No, you know him, Allah Himself. So if you wanted to sit down, you'd have to lift some books, and you know, place them somewhere else. They didn't have bookshelves like we have today. So everything was just lying around on the floor. So that was the first difficulty. So you can imagine someone comes over to your house isn't coming to visit, you know, they get the clear
message that you don't want them there when there's no place to sit. So they'll see what is important, and then they'll leave. And that is it. Number two, Amendment No e Rahim Allah his students mentioned that it was when the guests would come, that Imam and now we let him Allah would then take the time to sharpen his pencils. That is the way he would keep himself as he didn't want anything to distract him from seeking knowledge. So when the guests would come, he would be speaking to them at the same time, and at the same time sharpening his pencils, so that no time would be wasted whatsoever. No time would be wasted whatsoever. Number three, is that he took it upon himself
to attend as many lessons as he could with as many scholars and there's two elements to this. Number one is the concept of becoming a polymath. So you'll notice in our day and age, when you look at scholars, you'll find scholars that you know Mashallah are specialized in Akita specialized in tafsir, specialized in Hadith, whereas back in the day, Islamic knowledge was all one. And this is what naturally made an individual a polymath, so you wouldn't find them focusing just on one subject. And this is what you find in the amendment. No, Mr. Law, that when he's studying, you know, 12 lessons, it's not about his I was like two lessons of Hades and three lessons of Akita No, but
rather, each lesson is a different subject. And this, you know, again, show the Amendment No, is great understanding and great ability to memorize that he was able to study 12 different subjects, at the same time, part of his dedication, then point number two, related to this very point, was the fact that he studied with many scholars. And you'll notice that when you study with very various scholars, this is when you truly start to realize the weaknesses of your teachers, that final law, as a student, you start to develop this aura around your teachers, where you start to look at them upon the pedestal, you know, there, you will think of them maybe as flawless individuals, they have
no mistakes. However, when you start studying with other individuals who are superior to your own teacher, that is when you start to see their flaws. And Mr. manoli Rahim Allah having studied with so many teachers, not only did he given this experience of understanding that there is no perfect human being, but it also turns taught him something very, very important as well. And that is the the way to disseminate knowledge, the way to give knowledge back to the people. Because as a student of knowledge, it's not just important to learn how to take that knowledge in. But it's also important to learn how to disseminate that knowledge, how to give that knowledge out in a way that
people understand and in a way that people will appreciate. And this was something important about having multiple teachers, that from each teacher, you learn a different style of disseminating. And that is what your mama know your Rahim Allah was able to take on number five, a man went nowhere to him, Allah had an extremely strong memory. And he loved to read, he had an extremely strong memory. And he loved to read. Very recently, I was looking at a meme on Facebook. And this is like in the year 2025. And it shows like these young toddlers that have like cell phones and have iPods and iPads, and all these other gadgets, and then one of them has a stick. And he's poking a book on the
ground. And he's like, I wonder what that thing is. And he showed us a high showed a very harsh reality, it's vital that the more we become accustomed to technology, the less we touch our books, and so on. I just the other day, I was looking through some of the books on this bookshelf. Some of them have dust on top of them now meaning that they haven't been opened in such a long time. SubhanAllah and that is the reality that when you have an age with that is filled with stimulation, always watching and always listening and always be entertained. Be reading a book becomes very, very boring. Now imama no Rahim Allah, not only did he live at a time, where this concept of constant
stimulation did not exist, but rather Allah subhanho wa Taala had placed inside of him a love of reading. And that is why even when no one was around, he would spend the whole day the whole night reading. And this is something panela that you see that the early scholars talk about sub delivering Mubarak Rahim Allah, he was known to always be by himself, always, you know, being in his house. He would go into the machine to pray, and then he would go back to his house. So one day his students stopped him and they said, Oh *, you know, do not like to socialize and he's
Something so profound. He says, I have companions that are better than any companions that exists right now. I have the companions of the Messenger of Allah sallallahu sallam, meaning that at home, you just busy with himself with Hadith, reading the narrations of the Prophet that are narrated from the Sahaba. Delano. And this was something that was instilled in Mr. manoli.
Number six is the greatness of his teachers the greatness of his teachers. Now, you'll notice that a teacher needs to have two key elements. Number one is the knowledge itself. And what is more important than the knowledge itself is care for students is care for students, because it is very easy to gain knowledge in a person can read a couple of books, read a couple, listen to a couple of lectures. And we know Mashallah, he has quite a bit of knowledge now. But what is difficult to build inside oneself is careful when students and you'll notice that this is one of the greatest signs of a great scholar. It's not how much he memorizes or how much he is able to disseminate. But it is the
type of students that he goes on to create. She looked at someone like the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, how is the side of the generation of the habit so great. It was due to the teaching methods of the Messenger of Allah sallallahu annual said that they were all his students from Abu Bakar, to Abu huraira. To Omar to Ali, all of them were his students. So it shows you the great characteristics of the teacher themselves. You move on to someone like you know a mama honey for him Allah from his students, you had great great scholars. Like I say Barney likable use of all these went on to become great schools. Why? Because of the greatness of the teacher
themselves. You want someone that given Tamia, he has someone that given the Raja bit, Nakayama blue kefir, all of these are his students shows you the greatness of the teacher themselves. Now, Mr. manoli Rahim, Allah, we mentioned this before, he didn't have this upbringing of knowledge. So he didn't have his parents encouraging him, or his parents taking care of him, or anyone in his household, but rather it was his teachers that took extra good care of Amanda Nelly, and you notice that a mama No, Mama went on to do the exact same thing that one of his closest students of vanilla thought he went on to become a great scholar in his own right. Number seven, that amendment? No, he
Rahim Allah, he wrote profusely. And this is one of the most important characteristics of a student of knowledge, that as a student of knowledge, you will always want to have.
So when you are learning, it's not just about writing the things that you don't know. But you're writing everything down that your teacher says, and then you go home, you revise through your notes, you perfect your notes, and then you summarize it, and you put it in a place where it's easy to revise. And then likewise, it is these essential notes that an individual goes on to teach from it is these essential notes that a person will add and subtract from an amendment note the himolla he established this from a very young age, that from a very young age, he loved the concept of teaching and revising, so that every time he would learn something, he would write it down, memorize it,
revise it, and then go on to teach it to the people, which is point number eight, his love for teaching. And the this is the last point that made him superior to the other scholars, his love for teaching. That's Angela, you'll notice that Alice messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he puts a such a heavy emphasis on teaching that in the famous hadith of magnified Cairo comment animal Khurana Alamo, that the best of you are those that learn the Quran, and then the emphasis on teach it as well. Then the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. In another Hadith, he says, may Allah brighten the face of an individual that here is a hadith. And there he said, just as he heard
it, and then in the hospital with that in the film or whatever, what does he say that those of you who are present let them inform those of those of you who are absent. So again, the Messenger of Allah sallallahu Sallam puts this great emphasis on teaching. And I guess the most scariest of all of these narrations is where the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam mentions that let the individual who conceals knowledge beware of being branded from the Hellfire, meaning when you have knowledge and you don't share it, then Allah subhanaw taala brands an individual with the Hellfire at that time, and it was these narrations that caused the Magnolia mala to disseminate the
knowledge that he had either through teaching either through writing and these are the characteristics that made a Magnolia himolla so successful. Now, let us talk about this concept of Zod the concept of asceticism, that amendment no he Rahim Allah head. So first, let me giving you an introduction to what a workflow is. You'll notice that throughout Islam, one of the ways societies were maintained, was through the concept of endowments or Okoth. And what people will do is that people will they would buy orchards, they would buy gardens, they would buy farms, and then they would stipulate this for the
Muslim community mean that you're not allowed to buy and sell these things, but rather it is for the poor people or this way, you know, a particular group of people for them to benefit from. Now Damascus, does anyone know during whose khilafah was conquered? Whose khilafah was Damascus conquered? Anyone know? Amara blah, blah, blah, no. So from the time of omega hottub, till the time of imama No way, you have 600 years in between. and in this time of 600 years, people have built multiple multiple Awqaf, so that they had orchards, they had farms, they had all of these, you know, trees that they would leave as oak leaf and spine of when you go to this area, you'll see that truly
It is a very blessing area in terms of its fertile soil. So panela Now, the reason why I mentioned this is from an Islamic perspective, what is meant to happen when people forget who the Awqaf belongs to, and what it is for. So an individual will leave a walk behind it belongs to this individual, however, the people that are to benefit from it or another group of individuals, let's just say the poor people. So now when I work with regarding what happens to that work, can you can anyone benefit from it? Or is there's a Muslim government on it? What happens at that time? Mmm, no Rahim Allah He comments on this in his book on much more. And he says that the work at that time can
be benefited from by any Muslim, that once we no longer remember who built it, and we no longer remember who it is for, then it becomes the general property of the Muslim community that any Muslim can go and benefit from it. You will notice that amendment no we are him Allah. He didn't eat the fruits of Damascus. He never thought he ate the fruits of Damascus. They asked him why was this that why did you not eat the fruits of Damascus? He said because when Amada blah, blah, blah when you conquered Damascus, it became a land and center for the Muslims. And people built a cough into Thoreau. And I fear that someone built a knockoff. And now we no longer know who it belongs to. And
I'm afraid that I may eat from that or cough when it is not from my right. And that is why mama no Rahim Allah, He will only eat from the fruits and vegetables that his mother and father would bring him from Noah, and as like every couple of months, and that is the only time he would eat from the fruits and vegetables. Other than that he's just eating bread or you know anything else that will keep him alive. The second sight of asceticism that you see in the life of Imam I know him Allah, that amendment, no, you know him Allah, he didn't get married. And he comments on this himself. He said, I fear that if I was to get married, I would fall into something Haram, meaning that I
wouldn't be able to fulfill the rights of my wife, and the rights of the wife are great in Islam. You know, they're very, very huge that you know, the pastor said them, he emphasizes, you know, very heavily that the best of you are those that are best, your womenfolk meaning the best your wife's. So he said he feared that he would fall into her arm by not giving her her due rights, because he loves knowledge so much. He loves teaching so much. And this is why the Amendment No, we are him Allah, he didn't get married. Now, as an adult, I want you to think about this. What individual has the capability to sacrifice that desire, that ability to you know, control those raging hormones and
sacrifice it for the sake of knowledge? It's a very difficult task yet Mm hmm. No. mohalla embarked upon this task, because he neglected According to him, which was a Sunnah that according to a marriage was just a sinner. It was not something compulsory, for that which he feared of falling into Haram. That is the second step of asceticism that you see. Then the third thing and the last, you know, point that were mentioned pertaining to is worship. Abdullah thought Rahim Allah, he mentioned that I accompanied him, Amma know, Rahim, Allah for 10 years, for 10 years. And he says that at night time, I would go into the masjid thinking that I would be the first one in the masjid.
There are no thought he had this aspiration. Then in the middle of the night before salado fudger I would go to the masjid with the intention that I would be the first one in the masjid. And each time I would go, I would find Mr. manoli Rahim Allah there. And I would not know Dyneema manolito him Allah stay there from Asia? Or did he just naturally precede me every single time. And then he mentioned is one remarkable thing. He says that every time I would enter, I would see him praying. Rather than praying by myself, I would join him. And often I would find that a mama No, Mama, when it came to the verses pertaining to the Day of Judgment, he would stop there and continuously just
repeat the verses of the day of judgment and cry and cry and cry. And it shows you the level of piety and the level of the better the environment no more hola hat. Now we move on to the enjoining good and forbidding evil of Mr. manoli. So
I want you to understand the political context of where imama no Rahim Allah lift that Amendment No, we are human law he lived at a time where a transition is taking place from the ayyubid dynasty to the mamluk dynasty. Now the ayyubid dynasty comes from, you know, the Mongol area and planula, after the death of the prophet SAW sent him and after the pfitzner that took place during the time of this habla de la and home. This has been the greatest fitna that struck the Muslim Ummah, the attack of the Mongols, that if you look at what they did with both dads and Allah, in that time, they said that they killed over 500,000 of the Muslims, and they will just take their heads, and they will
just pile them up in the city, that you would see blood flowing in the streets of Baghdad, flowing into the rivers. And he said the first time the river changed color, it turned into red. And this is how it stayed for some time. And then the Mongolians, they hated reading, they they they were very ignorant people they hated it. So what did they do? They found no benefit in the books. So they took the books, and they threw them into the ocean again to the Euphrates and then from that time it went from red to black because all the ink started to come out. Now you notice that as these Mongolians are coming from the east, going all the way to the west, the Muslim Ummah is suffering. And then who
does Allah subhana wa tada choose to stand up and defend the Muslim you know, civilization. It is a group of slaves. And that is where the title of Mamelukes came from, that they were possessed. And the head of the mom looks at that time, who stood up was this individual by the name of Does anyone know
what this was the warrior but who was the ruler
of the head.
And you will remember, I'll be very blunt. So the ruler at that time and he ends up becoming halifa as a violent vaporous. Now unfortunately Subhanallah you would think that an individual that comes from a very humble beginning not having any worth any property, you know, he would appreciate wealth and you know, be faithful to Allah subhanho wa Taala. You know, unfortunately, the this Muslim oma has been plagued with, you know, rulers and leaders that over indulge in this dunya panela. So Vidal vaporous, he defeats the Mongols, and this new moon loop dynasty starts up, and then again, it becomes very impressive, very, very impressive. The first thing that you notice is that what is a
viral baby has to do this concept of a calf that we were talking about. He said, I want the scholars to issue a fatwa that the bulk of it belongs not to the Muslim state, but it belongs to the Muslim ruler. Now over here, you had two camps. Camp number one that said, you know, semana wattana, we hear and we obey, bend over backwards, any photo that's needed, you know, here you go, we'll give it to you. And that is what they did. Now, it's finally this sounds like a terrible thing. But there's like, a good point in this and I and its benefit in this. There are at least the scholar, the leaders at that time. They cared about what the scholars said, they didn't want to rebel against
this, cause they didn't say we don't care what the scholars have to say, I'm going to go and do what I want anyways. But they said, We want the scholars to issue a fatwa for us. And it was only the corrupt scholars that issued that what, what, then they would go ahead and follow it. And that is an interesting benefit that over time how things changed, that not only did you see the corruption of the scholars, but now you see that even the leaders got more of the lead because we couldn't care less about the scholars, were going to do what we want to do, and we don't care less. So at least at that time, they cared about the perception of the scholars. So now when this starts to happen, who
is at the forefront of the opposition? It is environmentally, an amendment no Rahim Allah, this is a letter that is documented in history. He writes a letter to avoid Papyrus. And he mentions that, you know, although I had a baby, as you started as an individual that had nothing, and Allah subhanho wa Taala now made you the leader of the Muslim Empire, do not abuse your rights over the people. This Oh, cough, it doesn't belong to the ruler, but it belongs to the Muslim state, and that is the way it should remain. And then you see that amendment no Rahim Allah, He because on to the forefront. And there's one other particular incident that you see from enjoying the good and forbidding the
evil. Were avoided vaporous again, you see his greed for wealth, that this is one of the first times that a tax is levied upon the people without reason. So in Islamic history, the general concept of tax is that the Muslim ruler is not allowed to tax the civilians, you're not allowed to tax the civilians up and until there's a need for it. So for example, the Muslims are going to war and they need that wealth, then they can be taxed, or there's a need of the community, then they can be taxed. But the general case scenario is that they are not to be taxed. So now when the war is completely over, everything is finished. their need for the money was finished. So that'll be bonus.
Instead of decreasing the tax on the people. He actually increases it on the people. And again, what does imama know? We'll have
Hola Doo writes a very, very powerful letter, that fear the day where you will stand in front of Allah subhanaw taala we're in this dunya you're taxing the people and in the Acura it is your deeds that will be taxed by Allah subhana wa Tada, another very powerful staunch in hearts letter that he wrote to avoid Papyrus. Now, when this letter was written, he asked, you know, who wrote this letter. And it was told to him that he man went nowhere, he wrote this letter. And then he became afraid he didn't do anything. And you'll notice that even though Mr. manoli Rahim, Allah, he opposed aviral papers to such an extent that always, you know, opposing him, a vital business never actually
physically did anything to him. And it is sending the books of history that are voted on baby This was asked, you know, why is it that you never imprison the mama? No way? Why is it that, you know, you never had an exile? You know, why didn't you do anything? And, and he mentioned over here, that any time I would think of him unknowingly, I would find a fear inside of myself, a fear that I couldn't do anything to him. And the scholars commented that this is a sign of the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, where he said, Men actually when he and I went to the horrible hump, that whoever tries to harm one of my earlier one of my close slaves, then I will wage war
against this individual. And this is why a lot of babies never actually harmed. Mm hmm. No, this is why a lot of babies never actually harmed your mama. No, no, what I want to conclude our session with with Nikita is two things. Number one, the writings of Amendment No he what i would i would like to do is to briefly go through some of the names of the books and just give a brief commentary. So let's start off with the books of Hadith that amendment no we Rahim Allah wrote the most famous book of Hadith or not famous, but the most extensive book of a defining moment. No, he wrote was an explanation of Sahih Muslim known as Alvin Hajj. So you'll notice that when Imam Muslim Rahim Allah
he wrote an Sahih Muslim, he didn't actually put chapter headings inside a Muslim he just put the Hadith inside and you are meant to figure out what Imam Muslim Rahim Allah was alluding to Imam I know you know him Allah. He is the one that went through a Muslim and started to put the chapter headings. And now in the English translation, when you see the chapter headings, those aren't the chapter headings of a Muslim, but rather those are the chapter headings of Mr. manoli Rahim Allah. So this was his most extensive book of Hadith, an explanation of Sai Muslim. Number two, the other side of him or the other side, he is perhaps one of the most important books that any Muslim will
own. And this is because it is a book that softens the heart with authentic narrations. So the vast majority of narrations taken into the other side of hand, are from Sahih Bukhari and Sahih Muslim. And the only topics they deal with are those things that were soft in the heart. So he starts off with a chapter of sincerity goes on to the chapter of Toba goes on to the chapter of virtuous deeds. And any time a Muslim feels like a hardness in his heart. Let him return to this book, The other side of hate, and with the light Allah, you will find there in that which will soften it. And then the last book of Hadith is Amendment No is 40 Hadith. Now here's a quiz for you. How many Hadith is
the mama know is 40 Hadith actually have
4639 10? Who said 10? Why don't have 10? We're good guests. I appreciate that. Go ahead. Excellent. It actually has 42 headings in it. So the 40 is not referring to the actual number, but it's referring to the category that it's in. So this is the 40s right? So there's 42 Hadith inside the magma noise outline. And then even Raja Rahim Allah, he wrote a tech moolah, a completion of this, of which he made 50 a hadith trying to use the same criterion that Amano mala had. And then he wrote an explanation of this, which he called jameelah alone with hekker that the compendium of knowledge and wisdom, and this was emailed, no is 48 Hadith that he compiled with himself. Then you move on to
books related to you know, spirituality, let's just say, an Imam. I know Rahim Allah, he wrote the book he traveled Africa, where, where he tried to compile all of the narrations where it is mentioned that the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam made a particular Vicar so for those of you who are familiar with these small Doha books, his non Muslim, it is actually taken from a much larger book, which is in two volumes, known as kita valeska. Remember, Noah himolla tried to compile all of the narrations that talk about where the Messenger of Allah sallallahu Sallam made a particular Vicar likewise, Amanda no Rahim Allah has a book on Quran as well, which is known as a
TBN. And this book Sapiens is a very interesting book. And I believe anyone that is memorizing the Quran needs to refer to this book because this book is not about
You know, just learning how to recite the Quran or read the Koran, but rather it is about the dab of the individual that carries the Quran and by carry we mean memorizes it and you know wants to preserve it. So it's about the adapt dealing with that. Then you have books in masala Hadith. Now in the Faculty of Hadith in Islamic University of Medina till this day, the book that they use is for delivery and for delivery is written by Mr. masucci. And it is his commentary on the amendment no is a duck read and this is a book on masala Hadith. So remember no Rahim Allah wrote a taqlid to which Mr. masucci wrote for Liberace. And that is still this day still used as a part of you know, the
official curriculums across the world. Now in Fifth Amendment No Rahim Allah had two books, number one, which was totally been and although the poly bean he wrote pretty early in his life, it is in 11 volumes. And this is known as a very important book in the chef, a mahtab. But a more important book that he went on to start writing was a much more sharp, sharp almohads that, that this book on muchmore was meant to be like his ultimate dedication, his ultimate, you know, sacrifice I guess or his ultimate gift to the Muslim ummah. Remember that had the time Allah He writes in Surah number lm a novella, in the moment know his biography, saying that there are three books of work that an
individual who truly wants to grasp, he will have to study these three books, books, he mentioned on Monday, but even Kodama, he mentioned, at least this current time, he'd buy a bottle. And then the third book he mentions is much more by Mr. manoli. Because when a mama No, he wrote ella muchmore, it was not just about promoting the shaft a method, but it was actually trying to derive a true conclusion. So he does a very good job of getting narrations from the predecessors, bringing them together has an intellectual discourse, and then gives in a final ruling. So it is a very important book to read. Now, one of the amazing things about all much more is that amendment, Noah Hamill, as
you can see that he gives a very important place to softness of the heart, and that even with Mr. manoli Rahim Allah, he doesn't start off with kitahara. He doesn't start off with, you know, the book of purification. But rather he starts off with much more by writing advocates of a student of knowledge. And that is the very beginning of and much more is purely about the etiquettes of seeking knowledge. And anyone that wants to seek knowledge is advised that they should read this book. There's a famous book in our times known as Hollywood, Paula Wilhelm, this was written by Chef bacala was eight and this was further explained by Jacob northmead one of the primary references
that shikaka Macedo high mala used and handed to Parliament, was the introduction that Mr. manoli Rahim Allah put in his and much more. Now this is this is just a small introduction to the books that Mr. manoli wrote, I want to leave you with what Abdullah thought machines. He says that Mr. manoli eventually returned back to Noah from Damascus, where he eventually became sick. And one day he invited me to my house, and he made me take an oath. He made me say that I will do whatever you tell him to say, ma'am, no, he says, I want you to take a note that whatever I tell you, you will do. Now in being an obedient student, he says, of course, anything my teacher says, I will
definitely do. Then after an AMA no Rahim, Allah, God, this oath from him. He says that I'm making you take an oath, that you will destroy all of my books, except for this. And he specified which books would remain and which books would be destroyed. And it mentions that they were Eros, meaning that they were 1000 different notebooks, which I personally had to dip them in water so that the ink would fade away, and it could not be read, nor could it be used again. And he said with each book, as I'm doing this, the pain is, you know, filling me up inside, but there was nothing that I could do about it, because I took an oath by Allah subhanaw taala. Now here you see the last important
lesson that remember no is Rahim Allah, He only conveyed that knowledge, which he was 100% sure of that amendment, Nomura himolla. The reason why he had those books destroyed is that while they were his personal notes, while they were worth a lot to him, he was afraid that inside of it was knowledge that he was doubtful about that. Perhaps you know, he didn't check its resources. Perhaps he didn't give a final conclusion. Or perhaps the conclusion may have been incorrect. And this amendment no mo law, he had to destroy it. Again, another glimpse into the piety and taqwa of the mama, no, Mama, fearing that he would say something about Allah subhanho wa Taala or his messenger
sallallahu alayhi wasallam without knowledge. Now remember, no Rahim Allah. He falls sick in the year 676. He falls sick in the year 676. And he returned
On complaining of the sickness, and he doesn't even last a few days, except that he passes away in the house of his parents, except that he passes away in the house of his parents.
Now, that'd be rahimullah when he concludes the biography of Mr. manoli. He mentions three important points. He says that amendment no Rahim Allah had three characteristics that he was at the pinnacle of that he excelled at. And if any scholar of Islam just had one of these characteristics, he would be considered a great Imam within his own right. But the mama no Rahim Allah had become the pinnacle had excelled at these three characteristics. And those were the three characteristics that I mentioned at the beginning. Number one, his level of scholarship, that learning, reading, writing, and most importantly, disseminating, he was at the top of his game at that, number two, his level of
asceticism, that his lack of love for this dunya was unparalleled. Someone constantly worshipping Allah subhanaw taala, someone taking advantage of his time, someone always doing some sort of Vicar. And then the third thing that he mentions, is amendment. No, you know him Allah enjoining, good and forbidding evil, and Subhanallah these are the characteristics that all the scholars are meant to have, you know, these are like fundamental elements. And then it was Mr. manoli Rahim Allah that excelled at all three of them was the pinnacle and all three of them that made him the great Imam that he was. We pray that Allah subhanaw taala has mercy upon them and forgive us for his
shortcomings and raises us with him. In general for those mean wackadoo Dhawan and hamdulillahi Rabbil alameen wa sallahu wa Sallim wa barik ala nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa sallam. Now it is my turn to ask questions. Usually I ask you guys ask questions at the end of every Hanukkah. It's payback time today. Number one, the name of Mr. manoli. Who remembers it? Go for it.
We'll get you a DVD later on in the show.
has all the DVDs. No, no, no, I think he left the box disabled. We'll get you a DVD. You'll take it later in the night either. Question number two is who can mention five books by Mr. manoli. Who can mentioned five books by Mr. manoli.
Have mercy upon the people, man, we'll come back to if no one gets it. We'll come back to five bucks. Go ahead and try.
Excellent. So those are five books by manoli. Last question be delighted. We concluded by saying that Mr. manoli Rahim, Allah was known for three main characteristics that he excelled at what was those three characteristics? Go ahead.
Good and forbid evil.
Come knock on wood that if anyone has any questions, I too will address three of your questions later on. Any questions? You have? Go ahead.
Good question. I don't know. I think it still exists as a town as a town. Allah knows best. Go ahead. Oh, you know the answer. Go ahead. Sorry. Hold on.
Okay, does that good luck. Go ahead.
Complete. Okay. So the story behind it is much more.
What happened with elements more is that Mr. manoli, when he wrote the first half of the book, it was like a book that was unparalleled to anything that was written at that time. And people wanted to follow the footsteps of him, I know you like him a lot. And it was the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala, that anyone that would start it, he would die before finishing it. So I don't remember who was the second individual. But after the memenuhi, there was a second scholar that started to complete and much more. And then the third scholar that actually went on to complete much more was started in a sub key. So it is only the first half of the book that is in my notes. And then the
second half of the book is by these other two individuals. And that is why you will see that, particularly in methodology of filk, particularly when it comes to issues of al Qaeda as well, it starts to differ from the first half to the second half. And that is because of the difference of the scholars. Last two questions number one, number two, go ahead.
So what I was trying to say is that a mama knows him Allah, he took such advantage of his time that you know, someone comes to your house, you just give them your full
Attention, right? You'll talk to them, you'll try to entertain them. You know, Eli Miller, he had this one plate that was filled with food, you come to your house to his house, you help yourself, he's not serving you. And then on top of that, there's no place to sit, you want to sit down, you have to move some books to sit down. And then if you get an opportunity to actually talk to him, I know he, he's not going to look you straight in the eye is going to be sharpening his pencils while he's talking to you, just so that he doesn't waste any time. Make sense? Last question, go ahead. Is it
because the lack of sleep
alone was best? It is very possible, very, very possible that you notice that even though the stories I talked about him sleeping and him eating, it's an absolute minimum that Mr. manolito came over, in some of the issues mentioned that he would only eat the food that his parents would bring him so not only fruits and vegetables, but had the bread, he would only eat the bread that his parents would bring from him for him and he wouldn't eat anything else. And up until they would come again. He wouldn't eat any food he will just fast continuously. So it is very possible that lack of food and lack of sleep played a big role in him passing away and Allah Subhana Allah knows best will
conclude with that in sha Allah subhanho wa mobium nikka Chateau La Ilaha that a stock felucca were to Lake