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la la la la la la sharika wa shawanna Mohammed Abu al Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa ala alihi wa sahbihi was 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 halaqa in 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, Imam, Al Bukhari, 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 Jekyll, this time of Nutini, I have no claim as a Hubby, 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 of Amendment No he, in fact, if you look at the books of Amendment No we most of his books and 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are relied upon up until this day, meaning that since his death, no one has written new books in that field that have superseded the books of the amendment knowing his book, The likes of Rio de Sala hain is a book that is in almost every single machine and in every single household.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 the 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 subhanho wa Taala causes a person to be left. Now I want you to think about this panel law, that the deeds that we do, not only does Allah subhanaw
taala compensate for them in the afterlife 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 notice the fear the blame of the blamers except the fear of Allah subhanaw taala and this individual, wherever he may be whatever he may do, Allah subhanho wa Taala writes down a special love for him and the mama No, we are him Allah was one of these special individuals. Now let us firstly start off by discussing the
name of Mr. manoli, the name of Mr. manoli. So in order to know his name was yahia abuser of ignoring Johansson ignore her scene. So his name was yahia shut off. If no Marie it wasn't 100% 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 story in 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'll 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 then 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 body. Number one was the fact that he was a scholar of Hadith and encouraging environmental 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 their home Moscow country that there was any doubt about it, that
it was from a helot source, he guarantees on his death. Now, interestingly enough, a moment No, 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 do. 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 Tobia 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 monster 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 Haram, 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 trick that From where will you know the answer come from this
individual. And you'll notice that this and unless I know what Allah knows best, was a primary cause in the moment knowing
that the father took such extreme care of where his system this came from, that his children only got talent that Allah subhanho wa Taala took special care of him and only
the cornea of Mr. manoli. The cornea of Amendment No, he was Abu Zakaria. Now the concept of the cornea is that an individual will take it upon themselves either by above 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 your loved one. And I want you to think of a companion that had a cornea due to something that he was famous for. This was very easy.
a viable broker explain that.
Okay, possible, but abracadabra is the more famous example of whatever the llamando is the more famous example. So whereas the other one who was 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. In my manolio 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 are individuals that had cuneus 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 keep you know your regular names, and there's no need for a new Konya for you. Yet the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam gave them new corneas. And that shows that these corneas are actually encouraged. And that is why Amendment No, 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 Abu Zakaria. Now who can tell me briefly? Why would he
remember? No, you're a military
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, the corneas of Abu Zachary, in Abuja. 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 Taku. Dean, someone like him, he was called shamsudeen. Now Amendment 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 Amano Rahim Allah says about this title Subhana, Allah melano 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 the moment No, you are him
Allah. Not only was he correcting, not accepting this title, but it was out of the humility that you will come to see that Mr. manoli Rahim Allah head. Now what is sad, though, is that during our times, we'll still find people who will refer to Mr. manoli 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, he was actually from. So Amendment No mo law was from the town of Noah, the town of Noah, and it has a an F at the end, Noah has an Aleph at the end. And in actuality, the true pronounciation 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 Angela, 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 a mom and know your Rahim Allah Himself. As a young child, Mr. manolio Rahim, Allah was known to be a very serious child, you'll notice the average 345 year old they love running around they love playing with toys. Mm hmm. No, you're a high mala 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 Maris about
a mama know him. He says it was this at this incident where a mama no yahama 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, you know, 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, he'll be like, Sure, let's go play. But in our mind, no, we're like malo, 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 viola, 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 event on Molokai, she actually went to speak to Mr. Marino is called an teacher who went in turn one to speak to him and know 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 a life 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 have, 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 a center for learning. It's just a small, regular town. So the only way that Amendment No, we are hammerlock in continuous education, as 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 Amendment No, he 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
better kindness. And 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 rolled enrolled into this institute known as Raja Raja Institute madrasa here. This is where he's enrolled. Now, I want you to pay attention to how Amendment No mo law describes his first two years out of the six years that he spends, he says that I would study for 12 hours a day. And with each hour, I would 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 help you 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 what he teaches for 12 hours. When is this individual going to sleep? In melancholia, 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 would rest 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, you know, him 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 Subhanallah 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 praised 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'll 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, they took an approximation, that if a monomial 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 remember no we Rahim Allah is praised for his 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 knowing and then the third characteristic that imama know, you know him 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 praised for him consists of now let us look at what is called the secrets of success, that remember no we had that what was it that made the mama know your name holla social successful compared to the other scholars, and then the scholars came up with eight
particular points that made him successful, and with the lights either we want to try to instill these points of success in our own lives. Number one, traveling for the sake of knowledge, so you'll notice that amendment no more law from a very young age, he has this desire to go and study and learn. And eventually when the mammal Amendment No, no him Allah goes to Damascus. This is traveling for the sake of knowledge. He went to the went onto a jazz 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 in 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, 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 is full is 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 is tolerable, and 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 habit Diener element, for the front door element, a memento dynochem that indeed this knowledge this Deen of Allah subhanaw taala this knowledge of Allah Spano tala is your dean, so be very careful from whom you take your deen. Now, Mr. manoli Rahim, Allah being you know, professional and 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 Islam had the fewest number of narrators and the most knowledgeable of people. And this was another key to success that an individual who 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 domina on the amendment now he Rahim Allah, that never did we see Amendment No, we are him Allah, 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 hand he would have a plate ready in the middle of his house. there any time someone want 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 was 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, remember no more law history students mentioned that it was when the guests would come, that Imam and now he Rahim, Allah would then take the time to sharpen his pencils, that 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. You'll notice in our day and age, when you look at scholars, you'll find scholars that you know martial arts specializes 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 what you find in the moment, no mo law, that when he's studying, you know, 12 lessons, it's not about his having like two lessons of Hadith, and three lessons of al Qaeda, no,
but rather, each lesson is a different subject. And this, you know, again, showed him and know his 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 and 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, and the 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 Amanda no Yoda himolla was able to take on. Number five, a man went nowhere Rahim 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 it showed us showed a very harsh reality that the more we become accustomed to technology, the less we touch our books. And sometimes 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 being that they haven't been opened in such a long time span Allah 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 could spend the whole day and the whole night reading. And this is something panela that you see that the early scholars talk about. So Abdullah 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, she, you know, do not like to socialize and you
says 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 alayhi wa sallam, meaning that at home, you just busy with himself with Hadith, reading the narrations of the Prophet that were narrated from the Sahaba de la Ando. 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 might know Mashallah, he has quite a bit of knowledge now. But what is difficult to build inside oneself, is cared for 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's able to disseminate. But
it is the type of students that he goes on to create. She look at someone like the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, how is this the generation of the habits so great. It was due to the teaching methods of the Messenger of Allah sallallahu. I knew that they were all his students, from Abu Bakar, to Abu huraira, to Omar 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, Imam, Abu hanifa himolla. From his students, you had great great scholars. Like I say Bernie likable use of all these went on to become great scores. Why? Because of the greatness of the teacher themselves.
You want someone that even taymiyah he has someone like Raja bit nakaya bibliografia. 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 amendment Joey. And you notice that Amendment No, your mala went on to do the exact same thing that one of his closest students have known after 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 eventual notes that an individual goes on to teach from it is these eventual notes that a person will add and subtract from an amendment no 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 Alyssa messenger sallallahu alayhi, wa sallam, he puts a such a heavy emphasis on teaching that in the famous hadith of mine of my friend, Cairo comment animal Khurana animal 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 hears a hadith and narrates it just as he
heard it. And then in the hospital with that, in the farewell photo, what does he say that those of you who are present let them inform those of those of you who are absent, so can 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 amendment? No, you're a Mullah 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 Rahim Allah height. 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 Katara della Juana. So from the time of oma hottub till the time of Amanda No, we 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 love. When you go to this area, you'll see that
truly It is a very blessed area in terms of its fertile soil SubhanAllah. 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, what can we can anyone benefit from it? Or is this the Muslim government on it? What happens at that time? amendment? 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 a 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 Omar Abdullah who conquered Damascus, it became a land and center for the Muslims and people built off into Thoreau. And I fear that someone built an oak off. 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 hula hula, he will only eat from the fruits and vegetables that his mother and father would bring him from Noah, and as 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 a man went nowhere, him Allah, that amendment, no, you're a human law. He didn't get married. And he comments on this himself. He said, I feel that if I was to get married, I would fall into something hard on 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 professor 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 your Humala, 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 Mr. Manohar mohalla embarked upon this task, because he neglected According to him, which was a Sunnah, that according to him, 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 it's the last you know, point like I mentioned, pertaining to his worship. Abdullah thought Rahim Allah, he mentioned that I accompanied him and now we Rahim Allah for 10 years, for 10 years. And he says that at nighttime, 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 salata, 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 did he nominated 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 Mm hmm. knowing him Allah, 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 Buddha that he Mama, no, he ain't no hola hat. Now we move on to the enjoining good and forbidding evil of Mr. Minogue. So
I want you to understand the political context of where Mr. manoli 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 so planula after the death of the prophecy center, and after the pfitzner that took place during the time of the Sahaba de la, I know, 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 mom Luke's 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?
Cortez was the warrior but who was the ruler
of the head.
And you remember, I'll be very blunt. So the ruler at that time and he ends up becoming Khalifa as the viral vaporous. Now unfortunately Subhanallah you would think that an individual that comes from a very humble beginning not having any was any property, you know, he would appreciate wealth and you know, be faithful to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And unfortunately, the this Muslim oma has been plagued with, you know, rulers and leaders that overindulge in this dunya Pamela, so Vidal vaporous, he defeats the Mongols, and this new moon new dynasty starts up. And then again, it becomes very oppressive, very, very oppressive. The first thing that you notice is that what is a viral baby has
to do this concept of volkoff 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, Santa Ana 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, finally, this sounds like a terrible thing. But there's like, a good point in this and I and next benefit in this, there are at least a scholar and they're 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 gonna 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 first what then they would go ahead and follow it. And that is an interesting benefit that overtime how things changed that, you know, not only did you see the corruption of the scholars, but now you see that even the leaders got more delay, call us 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 rahimullah. This is a letter that is documented in history. He writes a letter to a Viola Davis, 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 old 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. Wherever Harold 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 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 vital Bay
bonus, instead of decreasing the tax on the people, he actually increases it on the people. And again, what is a monomial
Mahalo do writes a very, very powerful letter, that fear the day we will stand in front of Allah subhanho wa Taala we're in this dunya you're taxing the people and in the accurate it is your deeds that will be taxed by Allah subhana wa Tada, another very powerful, staunch and harsh letter that he wrote to avoid old papers. Now, when this letter was written, he asked, you know, who wrote this letter? And it was told to him that Amendment No, we're hearing Allah 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 a viral Papyrus to such an extent that always you know, opposing him, a vinyl label, it's
never actually physically did anything to him. And it is said in the books of history that are voted on by Buddhists was asked, you know, why is it that you never imprison the Mammon? No way? Why is it that, you know, you never had an exiled, 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, when he when he and I went to the hub hub, 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 viral baby is never actually harmed. Mmm and no, this is why a lot of babies never actually harmed human Minogue. Now what I want to conclude our session with is two things. Number one, the writings of Amendment No III, 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 El amin 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 a man 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 is his most extensive book of Hadith and explanation as a Muslim number to the other side of him. The other side of him 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 narration is taken into the other side that 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 the chapter of sincerity goes on to the chapter of Toba goes on to the chapter of virtuous deeds. And anytime a Muslim feels like a hardness in his heart, let him return to this book The other side of hate and within the hate 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? Well, good guests. I appreciate that. Good. Excellent. It actually has 42 Hadith 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 Heidi's inside the amendment no is our brain and then even Roger Brahim Allah. He wrote a tech moolah, a completion of this, of which he made 50 a hadith trying to use the same criteria that amendment no he Rahim Allah had, and then he wrote an explanation of this, which he called jameelah alone will become that the compendium of knowledge and wisdom. And this was a Malinois 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 mmm Noah hemella 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 keytab. And if we remember no rahimullah 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 Koran 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 totally borrowed and totally by Ravi 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 him Allah wrote a creed to which Mr. masucci wrote to 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 a logo to polythene. 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 and the shaft a metab. But a more important book that he went on to start writing was a much more sharp, sharp almohads that this book on much more 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 happy Rahim Allah He writes in Surah number lm a novella in the momento 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 alimony, but even Kodama, he mentioned, at least his current attended by even Abdullah bar. And then the third book he mentions is much more by Mr. manoli. Because when a mama No, he wrote elementary more, it was not just about promoting the Shafi 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
No, you realize you can see that he gives a very important place to softness of the heart, and that even with the majority amendment, no rahimullah, 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 a 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 hyper palatable. And this was written by shikaka, Abu Zaid, and this was further explained by Jacob No, I mean, one of
the primary references that shikaka Zadar high mala used and handed to Parliament in 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 mentions, he says that, Amanda No, he 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 remember, no Rahim, Allah got this oath from him. He says that I'm making you take an oath, that you will destroy all of my books except for these. And he specified which books would remain and which books would be destroyed. And I thought 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 knowing him Allah, He only conveyed that knowledge, which he was 100% sure of that amendment. No rahimullah. 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 Allah, fearing that he would say something about Allah subhanho wa Taala or
his messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam without knowledge. Now Amanda, 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 Adobe rahimullah when he concludes the biography of Mr. manoli. He mentioned 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 Mr. manoli Rahim Allah had become the pinnacle had excelled at these three characteristics. And those are 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 thing. And then the third thing that he mentions is Amendment No Rahim 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 subhana wa tada has mercy upon them and forgive us for his shortcomings and
raises us with him. in general. For those mean, welcome to Darwin 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 halaqa 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 where it's no hard no headers on the DVD. There's no identity. No, no, Heidi, I think you left the box disabled. We'll get you a DVD. You'll take it later and shove in a Tada. 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 meant we'll come back to if no one gets it. We'll come back to five bucks. Go ahead, try.
Excellent. So those are five books by man. No. Last question be the light either. We concluded by saying that amendment no 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, just go ahead.
Complete. Okay. So the story behind it much more.
What happened with Elon Musk more? Is that a moment? No, he 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 he got him over. 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 and much more was started in a sippy. So it is only the first half of the book that is you know, Mama notice 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 arcada 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 No, Mama, he took such advantage of his time that you know someone comes to your house. You just give them your phone.
Attention, right? You'll talk to them, you'll try to entertain them in my mind, oh, we had this one play that was filled with food, you come to your house to his house, you help yourself is 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. Makes sense. Last question, go ahead.
Because of lack of sleep,
Allah knows best it is very possible very, very possible that you notice Pinilla that even though the stories are talking about him sleeping and him eating. It's an absolute minimum that Mr. manolito came over in some of the narrations mentioned that he would only eat the food that his parents would bring from 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 our last
panelist Allah knows best will conclude with that in sha Allah subhanho wa mobium nikka Chateau La La Land a stockbroker were to Lake