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A man came to Abu Dhabi for the Allahu anhu in Syria. And I will Georgia rajala Wu Tang clan, who was a man who is proficient in the recitation of the Quran. So when I would have dealt with your loved one who was in Syria, he used to have many other parts of the Quran. So when this man came to Africa, he said yeah, that I have come to you, for no other reason, except to seek the knowledge of the work of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So without at this moment, he put his head down. And he said, as he raised his head, there and after, are you sure you came for no other reason except to seek the knowledge of the Book of Allah subhana wa Tada. And the man purified Yes, I came for no other reason
except to seek the knowledge of the Book of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Then I moved on to the love of China and who he said to this man,
the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam left our fear with me and they will see is like that final advice, almost like a will. Right? And he said that the prophets of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam left this Hosea with me. He said, that if any man comes to you seeking knowledge, then tell him these words on my behalf. And thus, Abu Dhabi or the Allahu taala, who he said marhaba in the fall,
that Abu Dhabi dolla dolla who Thailand who said that the prophets of Allah Hanuman Salim said, that Welcome to the students of knowledge. And in following the wasI of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, I welcome each and every one of you today, with the greeting and welcome in the department Salalah Hollywood send them sent to every seeker of knowledge. So as those of you who are here now, you know that today is the first day of our three days that I'm with you the last panel dynamic and blessed and beneficial.
The original topic for the conference, or the theme of the conference is alkali, the lava which is the four principles, a small restyle, or a small book written by Mohammed Abdullah Ibrahim Allahu taala.
And the topic of this book is basically principles pertaining to shift, how to recognize shake, what are the forms of shake? What are the evils of shake and what are the ways to stay away from it,
the content of the Salah is actually something which is very small. Thus, you will see that a lot of the scholars, especially from our times, they when they conveyed this lecture, this lecture pertaining to this book, or they explain this book, it's something which is generally very short. So the likes of cygwin Basilica mahalo diner, he explained this data or this book in one tape, and like why Shakeology sorachi happy the hula hoops, Allah, He explained this book in one tape. So what we're going to try to do Bismillah his Allah is we're all going to start studying this book from the second half of the lecture tomorrow. So for today, we're going to be taking the blessings of
knowledge, and what knowledge is and what is the knowledge that we're supposed to be seeking. And then in the first half of tomorrow's session, we're going to be taking a biography of Muhammad Abdullah hub, and an introduction which I compiled myself which is separate from the book pertaining to tell here and shift. So today Bismillah to Allah, we shall start with the blessings of knowledge and what is the knowledge that we're supposed to be seeking.
So one of the first blessings of knowledge is that Allah Subhan Allah to Allah has commanded us with
17 times a day and every single seller, when we say solar cells it has, each and every one of us says no sell off some stuff in that, Oh Allah guide me to the street pass. So we see that this is the first blessing or benefit, or one of the first fruits of knowledge is that this is something that Allah Subhana Allah has commanded us to do. 17 times a day when we stand in front of Allah subhanaw taala we could be asking him, Oh Allah, protecting me from the hellfire. Oh Allah, Grant me Jenna, Oh Allah protect me from the fitting of this life, but rather Allah Subhana Allah has commanded us with asking him for an increment in knowledge and a guidance to the correct path. So
this is the first blessing of knowledge. Secondly, if you look in the Quran, Allah Subhana Allah has ordained the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam with various device that you will see a lot of the times a lot of times what Donna says to be publicized, and then we'll call right and then it will go on with a doula. So you have the likes of the Dr. Ibrahim, where Allah subhanaw taala is mentioning the duality. Brahim Elisa made, when you said are a big animal to Masada, that Oh Allah make me someone who is from upon the prayer. And then you have the likes of the DA in Surah animashaun, where Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us about
the seeking of the facility I'm looking for
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that, oh, Allah don't deviate our hearts after you have granted us guidance. So this is another word that deployment to the lohani will send them commanded the profits of the Lavanya send them with, but you'll see a common theme in all of these doors. And in none of these two as the default did Allah subhanaw taala commanded the prophets of Allah to send them to ask for an increment in anything, right? We know that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had he wanted he could have said, Yeah, Allah grants me in increments in numbers so that my alma we may become stronger, or Allah grant me in increments in wealth so that we don't have to go through poverty, or Allah
subhanaw taala could have totally fallen for us and then seek an increment in a bigger house or in more wives or in any of the worldly desires that the Prophet sallallahu wasallam may have had, but rather Allah subhanho wa Taala only commanded him with an increment in one thing, and that's the ayah in Surah Taha where Allah subhanaw taala says, loco loco disneyana, that Allah subhanho wa Taala commands the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam with sayings and say, My Lord, increased me in knowledge. So now, why would Allah subhana wa tada only commanded the prophets of Allah when you send them in an increment of one thing.
You take a second and a moment to reflect upon this. And you will see that knowledge is the cure to everything, that it is through ignorance that we make all of our mistakes. It is through our ignorance, that we commit the sins that we commit, it is through our ignorance, that people blow up bombs in the name of Islam, calling it an act of jihad. It is all of this is done through ignorance. And at the same time, the power of knowledge is something that if you were to implement it, and to seek it the way it's supposed to be thought it will increase you in your wealth. It will give you the ability to increase yourself in most it'll give you the ability to fortify the Muslim army and
to educate the people.
So this is the second benefit or blessing of knowledge that this is the only thing that Allah Subhana Allah commanded the prophets of Allah Han to send them to seek an increase in increase in
Thirdly, Allah subhanho wa Taala when he wants to good for people, or for a person, He grants him knowledge of the deen and increases him in the understanding of the deen
the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said in a hadith narrated and sustainable buddy my god the love will be he hide on you for up to 15 that he who Allah subhanho wa Taala wants good for He grants him the understanding of the religion. So now this is just a criterion that Allah subhana wa sallam is giving us through the prophets of Allah when you send them that see your relationship with Allah Subhan Allah to Allah and see if Allah Subhana Allah wants to good for you. Are you over those people that Allah subhana wa tada wants good for? And he granted the understanding of the religion or are you one of those people who has no knowledge of the deen and doesn't seek the knowledge of
the deen? So this is a criterion to judge your relationship with Allah subhanho wa Taala. And this is why you see that the Sahaba the Allahu Thailand home, they were the foremost people in the seeking of knowledge that they wouldn't let a moment go by, except that they were either learning from the farm so a lot of it was to them. They were trying to implement what the prophet sallallahu said.
taught them, or they were either revising what the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had taught them. And this is also why you see the likes of Sophia Anna Saudi or him or her love of China, where he would say that I do not know of any action better than teaching the people knowledge. Now, why would subpoena authority Rahim? Allah says when he knows about the benefits of the pmla, he knows about the benefits of going out in the way of Allah subhanho wa Taala. He knows the benefits of taking care of the orphans. Why would Sophia necessarily say that I don't know of any action better than teaching the people. This is due to the statement to the statements of the profits of the
lohani we send them
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at the Department of Allah when you send them said that he establishes a good center in Islam, then for him shall be the reward of the one who does it without the reward of the one who's doing it being decreased. So, every time you teach a person something good, I know for a fact in reality, that you are getting a reward every single time the person does this. So now a lot of us have children and inshallah Allah has had a lot of us will be blessed with children. So when you have your children know that these are a blessing from Allah subhanaw taala, which you do not know about. It is through these very children that Allah subhanaw taala is granting us a way to Jenna. It is
through these children of ours, that Allah subhanho wa Taala is facilitating and opening up the doors to paradise. And that's where you see that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that the actions of the deceased or the dead person are cut off, except for three. And those are that either. He had some sort of knowledge that he left behind with the people, meaning in terms of books and tapes, and anything else that people continue to benefit from. Or he has some sort of set opportunity area, meaning a sadhaka, which is continuous, meaning that he opened up a library for the Muslims, or he opened up a world to feed, sorry to grant water to the people who are traveling,
or he opened up some sort of orphanage to take care of the orphans. And lastly, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, or a righteous child doesn't wish to ask for him, unless you see like our children are our progeny and they are our result they are the fruits of our learnings and teachings. And this if we have the knowledge of Islam, and we can teach them then Allah subhanaw taala is granted as a great good that even after our deaths, Allah subhanaw taala will continue to bless us with good deeds. And this is why you see that statement of Sophia Ernesto de Rahim, Allah was I know when he said, I do not know of any action better than teaching on the people. And now if
you take a moment to reflect upon the statement again, you will see that how many are the blessings of the scholars, that how easy Allah Subhana Allah makes the attainment of gender for them. Obviously, we don't guarantee gender for anyone. But we know for a fact that the more good deeds a person does, the more merciful Allah subhana wa Jannah is to that person, and the more the more facilitate in general becomes to those people. So now if you look at the scholars in terms of how many books they have written, I remember this year when
there was the Book Fair in Medina, it usually takes place every year after Hajj. And there is this particular master book or this particular publisher familiar. They specialize in the publishing of the books of sickle Banjara Mandala Hosanna. And it's with great sadness, I say that I never got a chance to meet Castlevania rocknrolla. But in reading his books and hearing his tapes, you can tell the type of personality he has, and the type of man he actually was.
continue on with my story in a bit. I'm going to sidetrack to another story just to talk about Stephen Benioff and the law for a minute
for I don't know for those of you who have seen or may have not seen a picture of sickle by me, this is a picture going around of him on the internet. And if you look at him, he's wearing a white top here and the blue colored stove and you just look at him and he looks like a man who is very, you know, strict that if he would smile would be very, very seldom yell at you look at how much work is done for the dean and it's like kind of like an IV. Maybe that's why he was so serious. He knew that it was only with seriousness that he would get so far in preaching the deen of Allah subhanaw taala so the story before we get back to the book story
is one of the two hearts from England came down to Medina and we were sitting with him and he was telling us about his encounter with chickens when you're in love with Darla he used to study in the slums University of Medina when she was only rahimullah was a teacher. So one day he thought you know, after I said I'm going to go visit shekel Bunny, and you know, I just too
Go see how he is what's he like at home? Because obviously in school he also associated venue, someone was very serious, always busy with teaching to such an extent that the classes in Medina are one hour long. And between each class, there's a five minute break. He said, Allah is my witness that shackle Daniel Rahim Allah would take the full one hour of teaching. And then even in those five minute breaks, he would continue to do questions and answers of the students, he wouldn't waste a single moment of his time, except that he will be busy teaching or reminding or remembering. So when this guy went to go visit, Chicago line his house, chickens, Ronnie, Allahu Allah, He opened up
the door for this man. And he goes, have a seat. If you want any tea, or something to drink, or eat into my son, she'll be coming in a minute. And you can just tell him what you need. And she called mine said on his desk and started reading and writing. And this day, he goes on to say that I sat there for for one hour, and stick around. He didn't even look at me. I just sat there looking at him, hoping that, you know, maybe he'll look at me and you know, give me a chance to ask him a question. But through that whole one hour, I just started looking at the shape. And the shape was just busy writing and writing and writing and writing, social timeline lobbying, you see that the
shape, I didn't waste his time at all. So eventually, this man, you know, he disappeared, and he got up and he left. He's like, Okay, I know how sushi for dining is now there is not just in the university days like this will actually even at home, he doesn't waste his time at all. So now back to the original story. When I was at this, the publishers complex basically the way the books are works is it's a very big hole. And then they break up the big hall into small compartments. So altogether, you have about 15 or 16 publishers that are there. And there was this one publisher that specializes in the book. So she called him Hola. And as I was looking through the book,
I saw that there wasn't like a topic that she called Banjara Mozilla came across except that he wrote a book on it. Anything pertaining to the center pertain to aqidah pertaining to silk pertaining to anything. There was a book by she called by the regime of Laos and on it and we know of the great compilation that she has done is done in terms of his sister letter for the IFA. And we know that Chicana Rahim Allah it has to do with several years ago, right? Yet till this very day to select or not done being published, that people are still going through checking them and more volumes are coming out as time goes along. So you see that this is another blessing that Allah
subhanho wa Taala has given to the scholars that even after their deaths, people continue to benefit from their knowledge. And even after their death, their books come out from time to time. So you see, it's kind of like that. And for those of us who want to go for in this Deen It comes with having a restricted schedule, not fooling around, not you know wasting time doing these tiny little things. And just being serious towards the deen of Allah subhanaw taala and this is how we benefit ourselves and how we benefit those people around us.
So now we come to the great idea of a Buddha rhodiola hootenanny, which is usually the essence of every single talk pertaining to the blessings of knowledge. So without a doubt, the Allahu Tannen who he says Samantha Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Nicole mencetak operational semi Sufi illman saffron Allahu la hora con is Jenna.
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and this hadith was narrated by budos and tirmidhi. And if no merger and you must have done and very happy and the wording of this study was actually taken from one of the books of Sylvania Humala entitled for he Atari watershed. So I would have doubted your love of God and who he inherited from the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. That he said,
he who seeks and to the path of knowledge that Allah subhanho wa Taala will facilitate for him the path to paradise, and indeed the angels, so wrap the students of knowledge with their wings, as a reward for the pleasure that they have, and the actions that he is doing. And the scholar
anything that is in the heavens and the earth shall be seeking forgiveness for him, even the fish in the water. And the benefit of his scholar over and above or the benefit of the scholar over the worshipper is like the benefits of the moon over the rest of the stores. And indeed, the scholars are the inheritors of the prophets and the prophets Do not leave as inheritance anything other than
Don't leave as inheritance, any details or any theorems any forms of money, but rather they leave behind knowledge and he who takes a hold of it or he who takes a share of it, then indeed, he has taken a great share.
So, you see in this study, there are various blessings that Allah subhanaw taala has blessed the island or the one who seeks knowledge with and the first is that it is through the seeking of knowledge that Allah subhanho wa Taala facilitates the past agenda. Now you look at the wording of the Hadith.
At the very beginning, default is the love it was sent him says men Seneca, polygon young me Sufi element, Salah lo de Canadian, Jenna, that Allah's Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, that he who selects until the test of knowledge or he seeks the types of knowledge, then Allah subhana wa Tada. So make easy for him the past agenda. Now, the province of aloha new Selim didn't make it a condition here that he has to obtain that knowledge or that all the knowledge has to be encompassed by him, or that he has to seek a certain type of knowledge. But rather, he left it very general and vague, that as long as the person takes that effort, and he makes that effort to seek knowledge
throughout his life, then Allah Subhana, which Allah will make easy for him, the pastor parodies. And as we mentioned before, the relationship between knowledge and the past to parodic is something which is quite clear. In Islam, we are forbidden to worship Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, accepted by those things, which Allah Subhan Allah, Allah and His Messenger legislated. So how can we worship Allah subhanho wa Taala upon ignorance, without knowing what Allah Subhana Allah and His Messenger allowed us to worship him with. So it is through knowledge that we learn what the Badgers are, it is through knowledge that we learn what are those acts of worship, that allow us to kind of let down
that allows us to do and anything that he hasn't allowed us to do, then it becomes forbidden. So this is one of the ways that knowledge is related to the past to paradise. And other way that knowledge is related to the past to Paradise is the abstinence and staying away from sins. You see, again, that there are various things that a person may do that will cause him to sin, whether he knows it or not. And this is why again, knowledge is the key that how many rights are bestowed upon us and how many rights are, you know, are there that we actually have to fulfill? So how do we not know that our parents has raised upon us, and we're supposed to deal with them kindly, then every
time we dealt with them unjustly, we would be committing a sin. And every time we said something disgraceful or harmful to them, we'll be committing a sin. And likewise, how many of us have neighbors that we don't look after and aren't responsible for, and how many of us live in this society, and it is a responsibility, a responsibility upon us to convey the message of Islam to them. So these are all ways that have to be fulfilled. And if we didn't know that these are rights that we have to fulfill, then we would eventually continue increasing incense, and thus, not only staying away from the pastor paradox, but rather facilitating the path to the hellfire.
So that is the second way, the or the second relationship that we see between knowledge and the path to paradise.
Then the second part of the Hadith, it goes on to say to say that, indeed the angels derived the students of knowledge was their wings, as a pleasure for what the student of knowledge is doing. So we see over here that
which one of us wouldn't want to be accompanied by the angels, which wouldn't which one of us want to be wanting to be mentioned in front of the angels, which one of us wouldn't want to be seen by the angels, seeking knowledge, so that the angels can go back to Allah subhanho wa Taala and say, I saw so and so seeking knowledge for your sake, and he saw you as your slave, seeking knowledge for the sake of getting closer to you. So which one of us would not want to be of these people? This we see another benefit, that from the seeking of knowledge is that the angels become our companions. And in those places where the angels are, then the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala descends. And
likewise, in the presence of the angels, they also become our protectors, just like the angels protecting the prophets of Allah and he will send them in the battles of brotherhood. Likewise, the angels will protect the students of knowledge of any harm that may befall them. Then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam goes on to say that, indeed for the scholar, anything that is in the heavens and the earth, seeks forgiveness for him. So again, Allah subhanaw taala is facilitating the path to paradise for this scholar, just for the sake of him, teaching the people and the people seeking knowledge, Allah subhanho wa Taala commands every living thing and the heavens and the earth
to seek forgiveness for him. And the Prophet sallallahu wasallam went on to explain this in such a degree
He said that even the fish in the water seek forgiveness for the scholar. So Subhanallah he loves him. Each and every one of us commit sins, even the greatest of scholars, whoever they may have been committed sins. Yet, even though the salts their own forgiveness and made their own repentance, the angels, the trees on this earth, the fish in the water, and all the other creatures that are just fine with Allah created, they seek forgiveness for the scholar saying or last panelist, Anna forgive him that again Allah subhanaw taala facilitates the path to knowledge. Physicians facilitates the path to paradise through knowledge.
And then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam went on to say that the benefit of the scholar over the worshipers is like that of the moon over the rest of the stars. Now picture the moon on the 15th Night of the month, you see that the moon is at its fullest, it's bright, and it's shining. And it's illuminating everything that is around it. And one of the most beautiful sceneries that you may actually see in your life is if you go on to the 15th month, and stand by a river or a lake, and you see the reflection of the moon, and you're just like mesmerized, analyzing how beautiful the creation of Allah subhanaw taala truly is. So now this beauty that you see at that moment, and in,
you know, in imagining the moon over the water and its reflections, this is the beauty that Allah subhanaw taala assimilates to that of the scholar, that the benefit of the scholar or the greatness of the scholar over the rest of the worshipers, is that of the moon compared to the stars. No, just picture yourself on that night. And imagine that when you're seeing that reflection of the moon and when you're seeing the moon itself. Do you actually see the stars, even though there might be a billion stars in the sky that night, you will your focus will be on that moon, just due to the fact that it's shining more and this light is greater, and it's giving off more radiance. And this is the
blessing of the scholar that Allah subhanho wa Taala has illuminated him more than any of the worshippers any of the other worshipers that may be on the land.
And unless the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam went on to say that indeed, the scholars are the inheritors of the prophets. And the profits Do not leave any details or any real terms behind, but rather the leaves behind knowledge. So he who takes a share of it has taken a great share. Now, Allah's Messenger, so a lot of it was sent him is talking about the messengers of Allah subhanaw taala, and how each of them came with knowledge. And each of them the calls to the towhees of Allah subhanaw taala. And how, even though had they wanted the dunya at their feet, they could have had it, they could have just asked Allah, Allah, Allah grant me this and Allah subhanho wa Taala would
have granted it to them. But rather, instead of doing this, they didn't leave any forms of wealth, or any great palaces, or any great treasures behind would rather the left behind knowledge, knowledge of what Allah Subhana Allah is pleased with, and knowledge of what Allah subhana wa jal is displeased with. So those people who want to worship Allah subhanaw taala, and want to pre please their Lord and creator, they have the ability to do so and taking the knowledge of the profits. And this you see that at the end of the Hadith, the Prophet sallallahu wasallam says that he will take the share of it has indeed taken a great year. Now, if you look at the inheritance in Islam, that
Allah subhanho wa Taala has ordained and legislated that he be the distributor of the inheritance that Allah subhanaw taala is the one who legislative power was be divided our after our death. And this is the case that when one of our relatives died, let's just say you have a really, really rich relative, which one of you wouldn't want to share his wealth, which one of you wouldn't want that great piece of land that is left behind, or that great amount of wealth in terms of money that he may or may have left? Obviously, each and every one of us would want that great amount of wealth. And thus, you see that the Prophet sallallahu wasallam has said that, even if you take a small share
from the inheritance of deposits, which is knowledge, you have taken a great share, because this is a greater blessing and a greater form of wealth than anything else. And this you will see in some of the similar tools that
the kuffar portrayed portray.
They give the example of a man who is very, very poor and is hungry. And they say, if you give him a fish, you feed him for a day, but teach him how to fish and you feed him for a lifetime. And this is the case with knowledge, that through knowledge, Allah subhanho wa Taala opens the doors to everything you open up the doors to the dunya and the Africa and he facilitates all forms of goodness. So now after all
This having been said and we've talked about the blessings of knowledge and what knowledge just taught us.
What is the knowledge that Allah subhana wa tada is referring to? Is it a knowledge of becoming an engineer or a doctor? Or is it a knowledge of
becoming a good coffee at home? What is the knowledge that allows China which ad is referring to?
If you go through the Silsila hadith of shaker Vanya, Ramallah, you'll see that he commonly and often the quotes, a couple of verses of poetry, and through what I've seen, at least, he never attributes these lines to anyone. So I can't attribute it to anyone. But I also found these lines in the theater Adam Annabella, Avi, Mama zahavi, and these lines of poetry go as such that an emo color level part of a solo color Sahaba too. Well, it's a bit unwieldy man. manasu callin philosopher, heighten webinar, so the webinar is so key, that the poet's over here he said, that knowledge is what Allah said, was the messenger said was the companion said, and it is not something in disguise.
Right. So and then he really goes on to explain on how the opinion of the scholar doesn't have any stance with the saying of the prophets of Allah Vanya was sent him. But the essence of what we want to get to is that first line, where he says knowledge is what Allah states, what his messenger said, and what the Sahaba rhodiola was on and who said, so all this knowledge that we've been discussing about and the benefits of seeking it, and how Allah subhanho wa Taala blesses these people and grants them mercy and grants and much good in this dunya? And the answer is all pertaining to the knowledge of the deen. And you will also see that when the last time it was good for a person, he
doesn't bestow upon them wealth. He doesn't bestow upon them big houses. He doesn't bestow upon them many women, but rather he bestowed upon them the understanding of this thing. And likewise, we had no fighting Rahim Allah husana in his famous placida, which is commonly known as a nonius.
That he said
well Jeff Luda when he was Shiva Oh, Mr. Ronnie fits our freedom. It's such a funny muscle milk or any omen. So Nathan, wasabi Buddha had the motto of done, there is no fame Rahim Allah husana. He said, that knowledge is a deadly disease, whose cure is found in two things, which are made up of a similar composition, right? muscle milk or any Omen sunette in that a text from the Koran, or from the sooner that these are the cures to ignorance, I text from the Quran, or a text from the center. What he was asking him about Danny, and the doctor in this case, would be that nurturing scholar.
And the scholars have mentioned that the word Rabbani actually means a scholar who teaches the people what they need to know. He teaches them at a level where they are at and didn't go beyond what they need to know. So this is what the scholars have said, determined not by any means. So even a claim Rahim Allah when he says, What Toby Buddha called Alma Radharani, that we know what a doctor does, he finds out what your diseases and likewise, he tries to provide some sort of cure to it, right. And thus, the cure to ignorance is mentioned over here is that scholar that teaches you what you're in need of knowing. So some kind of like login, you see that? The scholars of the past, they
used to come up with the most beautiful and eloquent of phrases. And they use to express the most, you know, minute reminders or what they might see my news, that obviously was understood. In all these, a Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam was referring to when he mentioned the benefits of knowledge and the greatness of knowledge. Yet, even though it was something clearly understood the scholars of Islam, they beautified it and elevated its presence by beautifying their words about it.
I saw I'd mentioned a couple of examples of how the seller for the Allahu Sinan home would spend their time and what was the actual process that they went through in seeking knowledge itself?
So firstly, I thought we'd look at the example of Imam Abu gerriets Abu Jaffa salary Rahim Allah Hosanna. Now tafsir autobody is the essence of all books have to fear that every single book of Tafseer that came back that came after injuries, injuries time, it actually relied upon his tafsir. So it's like the essence or the mother of all the spheres. Now, you will see in this scenario, the situation that took place
How Nigeria became so great. And this scenario that we're actually referring to is the scenario of his death, or a hymn of Allahu taala.
When the majority rahimullah was on his deathbed, even at that very time, students of knowledge were coming to him and asking him questions about a hadith and narrating to him Friday. And he would say, okay, such a scenario during the study this week, and this habit is good, and the meaning of this word is such and such. So this is what
Mr. lozada used to do, even upon his deathbed. So a time came, as his time was coming closer to death. And the man came to him and narrated a hadith to him that he had never heard. So he said, quickly, get me a paper and something to write with. And there was a man who is there not from the students, obviously, he said, Yeah, about Jasper, even in such a state, meaning that even in such a state where you're on your deathbed, will you still continue to write the Hadith of the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam, and then it was eerie Rahim, Allah husana. He said those words which are worthy of being written in gold, and they should be engraved in our hearts and in our minds. He
said, that nothing should prevent a man from seeking knowledge except to death itself. That evolutionary Rahim Allah was Allah, He understood that knowledge is something we all need to seek. And the only way you're going to possess and get to obtain that knowledge is if you constantly stick to it, meaning that you're always seeking it. You're always learning it, you're always revising it, and you're always teaching it. This is a way that you get to obtain the knowledge of Allah subhana wa Tada. So he stated on that very day on his deathbed, as you've heard that new Hadith that nothing to prevent a man from seeking knowledge except death itself.
Then you have another great scholar of studies by the name of Buffy abnormal Khaled Rahim, Allah husana and Baku have no mufflers. He only took two journeys in his life to seek knowledge. And one of the great things about Buffy I've never heard of him Allah, Who sada is that one of his great works was that he compiled
the narrations of the companions under their names. So basically, he'll give in his book of handy to have, let's just say Abdullah mustard. And then under that name, you'll all be you'll have all the Hadith that Abdullah Massoud mentioned ordinary this. So then basically in that way, you're able to count how many a hadith that companion actually narrated. So when you see that I shall read the lowdown on how narrated something like 4300 and whatever 72 a hadith it will be taken from the Muslims of Loki of no McCullough and he narrated all the hadith of Isla de la moutarde on her under her chapter. So when they say that she narrates such and such a most, it's usually taken from his
book. So this was one of the great masterpieces that the scholar compiled by the name of Lapeer. Abner muffuletta Rahim Allah, Allah Allah. So we mentioned that this man, he only took two journeys in his life. Now, his journeys, more like our journeys, like my journeys, going back and to Medina in a while go in September, and I'll come back in June, so nine months at a time. But his first journey, he went to Egypt, to Sam to a judge, and both a dad. And his first journey was 14 years long.
The second journey he took was 20 years long, and it was to the same places as the one. Now it's amazing how much time is spent away from assembly and the various cities that he went to under the scholars that he met. But the most amazing part of this situation or the scenario, the story, is how he did it. This scholar Bucky have no macula, he left from Andalus walking, he didn't go on a camel didn't go on a horse didn't go on a plane or a car like we do in our time, but rather he left walking, because he knew the great benefits of seeking knowledge. And obviously, the scholars, they weren't rich at that time, they need to preserve their money. So didn't have the ability to buy a
camel or to buy a horse or any other forms of transportation. So he preserved his money in wanting to buy books and wanting to get papers and pens. So he left out walking. And he spent you see that in those two journeys. He spent 34 years, you know, seeking knowledge phenylalanine
and then lastly, we have the example of Dorfman. Eben Abby hartham Rahim Allah Hosanna.
And even at the Fatima Hema Hala was a great scholar of studies. We all know who he was. He was from the contemporaries and the teachers of Bukhari and Muslim and tirmidhi and the likes of them. And Dorfman, who was his son, and he was a great scholar in his own right
So now look at how of dustman Rahim Allah Allah used to be with his father. He narrates that when I was with my father, I would always be asking him questions or reading to him to such an extent that when he would come home, as soon as he would enter the door, I would ask him a question. And when he would sit down to eat, I would reach out to him. And when he would go to his dose, I would follow him and ask him questions along the way. And likewise on the way back to such an extent, that when, even though he hasn't even used to go to the bathroom, of the of mine used to be reading upon him, so that he can correct his mistakes when he comes out. So this is the companionship or the intense
seeking of knowledge that of Dorfman or him Allahu taala had, in seeking knowledge that he would completely accompany his father at all times. And again, this is another lesson that we mentioned previously, how one of the greatest deeds and one of the greatest blessings that Allah subhanho wa sallam has bestowed upon us is our children. And the best way to get those deeds after our deaths is to educate and to nurture our children. And this is what you see, even behind the Murphy mohalla husana doing that he took the time to educate his child, he took the time to make his son of Dorfman, one of the greatest scholars that this oma would ever see. So those are just some brief
examples that we see from the seller for the Allahu taala at home, and how enthusiastic they were in seeking knowledge and how patients they were and how much they actually had to go through. Like we mentioned, I like to go through briefly, this book by chef of the MR Nava hospital lozada. Entitled Omnia to learn a bit the fear will add to that the importance to have concern with subsea Hadith and
as we know, that the first responsibility that we have, as Muslims, and especially as seekers of knowledge is the knowledge of al Qaeda is the knowledge of the head of Allah subhanho Asana and he consider Muslim to learn.
And this is seen through various eyes in the Quran and to raise a Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. One of the first reasons that he is the first thing a student of knowledge needs to seek and professed is that it is the right of Allah subhanho wa Taala you see in the hadith of mine, even Jebel Rahim, Allah do love with Iran, who that departments of Allah when you sit him, asked him, Mr. Do you know what is the right of Allah subhana wa Jalla appointed slaves, to which minds
the love of God and who responded Allah subhana wa Dinah's messenger know best. Then, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam responded to him, that the right of Allah subhana wa tada upon his slaves, is that they should worship Him, and no one else. So we see that the first knowledge that we need to have as Muslims is the knowledge of hate. And this is why you see that in the entering of Islam. You're affirming the worship of Allah subhanaw taala and negating the worship of anyone else. That's why when you say la ilaha illAllah, the beginning of the Shahada, what does it mean? A goal is that there is no god worthy of worship, right? Or sorry, there is no god other than Allah subhana
wa Tada. And this is actually one of the complex structures in the Arabic language, where Allah subhanaw taala will give you a piece of information and, and it's eloquent or as a form of eloquent, he leaves out the cover, right? So when Allah subhana wa tada says, La ilaha illAllah. So there's a cover which is missing, and to correctly translate in light of the Quran and the Sunnah, we say, Lama Buddha, be hoppin Illallah, that there is no one truly worthy of worship except Allah subhanho wa Taala. So as a Muslim, when we accept Islam, this is the first thing that we're doing. We're affirming the worship of Allah subhanho wa Taala alone. And then we're negating the worship of
anyone other than Allah subhana wa Santa. So this is the knowledge which is most compulsory, upon every single Muslim and every single seeker of knowledge. And you'll see that she has been irrational like she has a book called A Duffy a one and the address is Allah that started first
scholars of Allah mean that the first thing that you call to is the authorities of Allah subhanaw taala. And so for the proofs on this, you can go back to that book, it's been translated in English and is available.
Now, secondly, as seekers of knowledge,
we need to learn the Arabic language for the sources of this Dean are in Arabic, and as many books are being translated, and as many lectures as are being given in the English language. It will never fulfill or give us an idea.
Quick taste of the knowledge that lies in the Arabic language. One of the greatest books that we may know of the likes of Michael burry and measurements fatawa and the other great, you know, Masada so these other great sources of the deen. They're all in the Arabic language.
And in order to get the food and the blessings from these books, one would have to study them and go back to them in the Arabic language. So with that having been said, we will understand what she called the slam of the tiny Rahim Allah was coming from when he made his famous statement. And if the last thought on the stuffing, he said ANOVA turned out to be a two minute Dean will not refer to half off don't watch it. Then NASA Hamilton he was super thorough. Don't wanna you feminie illa de la semana se mala YG boo in la de la just so she could Islam sr, Rahim Allah He said that the knowledge of Arabic is from the dean. And it's knowing is thorough, don't watch if he emphasized
that it's not only for me, but it's watching as well. And obviously, linguistically, there's no differences you study for the majority of the scholars have stated that foreign languages are one in the same. So he said, well now prefer to have sort of done Why just to emphasize it, right? Because now here's the justification, because understanding the Quran, and the Sunnah, is compulsory, and they cannot be understood, except by knowing the Arabic language. So that which is needed to fulfill an obligation becomes an obligation within of itself. And now, obviously, in the statement, even though he's trying to emphasize the Arabic language, and you know, the lessons from it is also
teaching us also, at the same time, one of the easier principles in a solar circuit is that anything that is needed to fulfill a budget becomes wajib in itself. And likewise in a solar system, you see the opposite as well, there anything that leads to a harem, becomes Haram, with no itself as one. So in emphasizing the Arabic language is also seen as the source of Rahim, Allah husana. So take a moment Allah, Allah, you see, is emphasizing the importance of the Arabic language to such a degree that he said, it is compulsory, upon every single person. So once a person knows his door, he's living in the West, that is, once he knows who he is, and his perfected it to the best of his
ability, and he's continuously seeking it as well. He should move on to the Arabic language, and learn the Arabic language so that he can understand the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala. You know, before I learned, or got a glimpse of the Arabic language, I still don't know the Arabic language to a very high degree, I know it at a conversational level, a very basic level. But I used to wonder at that time before I even had this is that why was it that the Sahaba rhodiola. Hussein and him were able to cry in their Salah? Why was it that they were so emotionally moved by the Quran. Also, the Quran in association is something which is very beautiful. And often you will hear stories, how even
some of the disbelievers not only in our times, but even during the time of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam that when they would hear the Quran, they would start crying. It was because they understood the impact of the Quran. And they understood the message of the Quran and they understood the beauty and the eloquence of the Quran. And this can only be truly appreciated by knowing the Arabic language. So that isn't reason enough for you to spend. You know some of your time and learn the Arabic language that I don't know what it is for any person who truly love Allah subhana wa tada and wants to know what Allah Subhana Allah is addressing us with we'll make an effort to study the