Bustān al-‘Ārifīn – Garden of the Aware Lesson 10

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hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salatu salam ala say the Masada he was Sahih. Germaine Allahumma alumna and finally finally marlim tena in the counter lollywood Hakeem, my dear sweet he was a sister salaam alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakato.

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In our last lesson we had mentioned the story of

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Hamad, even or selama. And what he had, what he had done and how he had reacted. And this was mentioned by Imam Novi to show the important lessons as he mentioned there in which will not repeat and Charlotte Allah, but it's all related to how the person of knowledge has the importance of upholding his status, even when it comes to the people of authority. And we move on now to a new chapter in which Mr no we he

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categorizes it as precious gems, precious gems, and here he mentions lots of sayings related to the early ama he focused some of them on knowledge and others who will focus on aspects of

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being humble and so on, as we will see. So first of all, he starts with the saying of a model of your life and he said what a winner he is. So he has to hire him Allah Allah, Allah, Allah Monrovia, La Jolla, and he had his kidney met

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fella from them and Gemma OmniFocus, Gemma and the man. So he said, we have been rated to from with our chain up to the narration of Sahil Buhari, may Allah be pleased with him.

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That Buhari narrates the saying of Mr. Amar meaning on Malibu. Yes, Rowley, Aloha and that he said, so these are the words of Mr. Although in another narration,

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which is not in a Buhari, but in another,

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less authenticated, let's say that these words are actually attributed to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. But the narration that Imam nawawi chooses here is that they are what's known as malkuth, meaning that they stop at the profit companion, as opposed to more for which is but they are lifted to the profit solar license. So what did Mr. say? He said, there are three things whoever manages to

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behave with them and compile them bring them together. Then he has brought together Eman and insoft woman Neff sic sick, what bezu AsSalam alaikum wa, and in fact, who fill Qatar so three things first of all, to be just

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to yourself,

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secondly, to display and convey salame peace to the world. And thirdly, to spend and to give despite one's poverty. So, those are the three things that he summarizes in his experience as one of the great Sahaba and indeed, they are great teachings. Why? Because the first one which is that if you show justice to yourself, it means that it's like you are acknowledging and understanding your position with regards to Allah subhanho wa Taala with regards to the creation, and so, you will therefore advise yourself, you will correct yourself you will do the best for yourself. So, a person who looks for the best for himself, in a pure sense, would try to protect himself from falling into

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haraam and tomasa would not do something which will cause itself to destruction. Not like the materialistic perspective is if you love yourself, you should treat yourself you know, have enjoy life and get as much of the the riches. The reality is that if you love yourself, you should do what's good for yourself. And that means by adhering to,

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to the the teachings of last pantile and the prophets Allah lysaght and secondly to spread Salaam to as much as the people and obviously by spreading Salaam. There is an important aspect here which is there is an aspect of humility you know and giving humans because when you say you're giving Salaam you're not considering yourself as if you know some people have that kind of attitude that I will not I won't give Salaam unless somebody you know give salam to me then I will reply or thinking there's almost no type of arrogance there. So when you give some to everyone, without any any disk discrimination against others,

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It's a form of humility and that's why we see the Prophet sallallahu sallam, when he used to pass by children, he would go and he will stop and he would give Salaam to the children to in a display of that reality as well and the prophet SAW Selim, when he was asked which of Islam is best, he said, and Taka salam, ala man, hereafter woman, lamb Tov, to what is Islam is best is to read the salon to those who you know, and those who don't know.

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And lastly, which is the highest peak of generosity, which is to spend, despite your poverty. So when you are in need, that's the real generosity, and that's why I lost pantalla he praised the unsought because he said when you feel when Allah unforeseen Hello, can I be him? kasasa? The answer I used to give preference over themselves even though they were in need. So that shows that they have that that quality because when you're in need, obviously even even from a basic, Sheree app perspective, you have the the priorities to give, you know to feed yourself and those around you that benefits like the process themselves, start with yourself and your family and those who around

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you those that circle but when you are saying no, I'm not going to start with my son, I'm going to start with others. That is a

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that is generosity. You know, obviously somebody has money and is wealthy and gifts, that's also generosity, but the two cannot be equated. And that's why another Hadith the prophet SAW Selim said.

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He said

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maybe yes. DNR in subaqua alpha DNR, it might be that one dinar, one gold coin, a one pound whatever would have beat in competition 1000 dinars, because that one didn't have that person gives while he is in need. He is he only has that one dinar is different from someone has million and just gives 1000. You know, so the percentage is different. And also it displays tawakkol. It displays dependence on Allah subhanaw taala. Because you're saying,

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You're saying that even though I have money, I'm ready to

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give a three even though I don't have the money I'm ready to give. And it shows that you are also not looking out for the dounia. And so you might know he says there are many benefits in this understanding basic because the nature of this book is to be shortened and brief. I don't want to explain too much in that regards.

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Now, he mentioned a few other things in relation relating now to knowledge. So he said we are interested in Sahih Muslim Rahim Allah, that Abdullah ibn No, Abby, kefir, all SME to Abby, who will lie you stop our Elmo Bureau has done just that the knowledge will not be attained. If one wants to give his body rest. I mean, if you want to just have rest, and yeah, just get up and do it, do it with leisure Yanni, you're not going to attain knowledge, because knowledge needs dedication, it needs time, it needs energy and his efforts. And the stories of this are many, which again, we will not mention due to time. But the reality is if you want to learn, you have to be ready to stay up at

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night, you have to read to wake up early, you have to really to, to give to give as much as you can into into this and that's why the people of the past. The difference between the people of the past and the people of today is that the people of the past, they understood the value of knowledge. So they went to the extremes, you know, they crossed the deserts and they went thirsty and hungry for days and weeks, even all so that they would attain knowledge Mohamed, for example, on one occasion,

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he wouldn't be able to even leave his house because he didn't have he only had one dress, you know, and sometimes that had to be shared.

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And so he wouldn't leave his house and even it was sent to him. Why don't you borrow money? He said, No, no, I don't want to go down that route.

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And the examples are many so I won't go into me but the reality is that people were able to sacrifice and if you want the knowledge you have to sacrifice

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then Mmm, no. He says, Well, what will we know if he Sahil Buhari? Call? Pilar Robbie. Robbie is the shape of Eva Malik.

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Ignore ns. So he said there will be Allahumma Robbie Asad lion, but he remained in the who shave one minute

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and yahveh infc is that is not the fitting for anyone who has any aspect of knowledge or has any knowledge that he displaces himself.

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himself down and he he does not allow himself to attain what should come from this or not, you know, we understand that this sentence needs a little bit of explanation he says I can. I'm just gonna summarize it for you Even though I have elongated the explanation in the, in the sharp zaharie by said, basically, there's two essential aspects of this. First one is

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that whoever has the intellect or the brightness, let's say somebody smart, bright, catches things quickly understand, it's not befitting for someone who is of a high quality to go and leave.

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Not to chase knowledge. So if you are smart intellectual, you should be studying more and more meaning putting your intellect to its best use, which is in knowledge. So it is not good that you've displaced yourself by not following knowledge. And so Pamela today, in our I know, definitely in Iraq, back in the olden days, that the people who, who had high degrees, yeah, the highest degrees, what did they go and study? medicine? So, you know, you if you got something like 890 8%, you're 19 you're fine. This is like, not GCSEs was like, we'll call the black baccalaureate got 98, you would only qualify for medicine, if you got 98 and in the country has already shaped the way of how people

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should say, so the highest things would be medicine, and then after that would come You know, dentistry and then maybe to a lesser I guess, engineering and then

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veterinary and you know, things like that. And then the lowest ranking things would be things like Sharia and Islamic Studies. Hmm. Yeah. And it's but Islamic Studies was, was, you know, if you got 50%, or whatever, yeah, and you can go and study. And that's why my father said, he said, he used to know people in in Bahasa they were studying Sharia, and they were atheists, and they didn't believe in God. But because their marks they didn't get high marks, they couldn't study medicine, or think that they were, they could only the only thing that they could study was, was my teacher.

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Okay, so I was happy and yeah.

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So you see, that's, that's unfortunate. So here, what he's saying is the opposite. If you have the intellect, you should be guiding your intellect towards studying more and attaining the knowledge. The second meaning he said, which is the meaning of the saying of robbia

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is that whoever has attained knowledge, he shouldn't displace himself or lower himself by not spreading the knowledge. So whoever wants to, wherever gains knowledge, he should try and spread that knowledge and spreading that knowledge would mean that other people would benefit from this, and so on. So it's almost like a form of displacement to yourself is almost like a humiliation that you have knowledge, but you choose not to give it to others or whatever. So he said, this is the basic two meanings of

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this, what is a man robbia is saying that he said, our companions the companions of Amanda Shafi, they they differ about someone who has the first quality which is which is what do we say the first quality is?

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What do you say the first quality is?

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No, no, about the we're talking about.

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About here, when we describe the one who has knowledge, whoever has

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the basic by,

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by basically, if you have the skill and the intellect. So here, you don't have the knowledge yet, but you have the skill and you should further your you should further go down knowledge and say so he's saying that in this with this opinion,

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the fuqaha of the shafia they differed, if somebody has the ability to study, is it obligatory on him to study and haraam for him to leave the study? Meaning that he has to use his ability intellect for studying, or is it something that remains as a communal obligation and affordable Keifa he doesn't have to do it. And it's not haram for him to leave. So they deferred about this, I'm say, if somebody has the ability and the intellect, he must go and study he shouldn't waste his time doing other things.

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And he said the second opinion, which is that it's basically it's it's not it as it remains the fault of the cafe and a community. So if somebody else does it, he's not going to be

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sinful for that.

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But But I think the the main aspect of Imam

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no we mentioning the difference of opinions to show that there is already consideration about a person who does have that. There is a portion of people who think that if you do have the intellect, you should go and study and you should direct your knowledge in that way.

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He said we also have narrated from Mr. Rocco and his son Abdullah the Allahumma that they said, Man Raka

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Raka Raka Mo, whoever's face is his gentle this is the this is the literal I'm gonna say literal and unexplained, whoever His face is literal. Sorry, he was his face is gentle, when his knowledge will become gentle. What does that mean? Raka hear the word Raka is almost like a irony we say the word Rocky, which means either gentle or it means also thin. Okay,

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fine, fine. So, you know a person or the person can have a fine texture. But also fine can mean fine in terms of amount. So if your face is fine in gentlemen that you have, you don't have the the willingness or the strength or you don't have the enthusiasm, or you are embarrassed or shy from learning, then your knowledge will also be fine and little and they won't. So you will not learn basically. So if you don't, if you don't go forward in terms of learning, you will you will not learn what and and this is further explained by the saying of Mujahid which he also says the way nephew Sahil Buhari that Mujahid who was the student of ignore bus, Allah and he said liat Allah

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Malema Mustafa hin well, Amata can be the person who will not learn knowledge to basically two types of people will not learn somebody who's shy, or somebody who is arrogant. So if you're shy, meaning you don't ask questions, you don't come forward, you're always then you're not going to learn. And if you're arrogant, as well, you're not because some people again, they are embarrassed to ask a question. Because they're afraid that maybe, you know, maybe everybody should everybody knows the answer. Why should I ask this question? You might look embarrassing for me

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to say that.

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That's why some of the people said in the past they said La Jolla, I feel 15 which is

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which is not an it's not the correct that's a perspective of how to say no higher indeed no shame or bashfulness in the dean, what it should say really is their nose bashfulness or higher in learning the dean. Okay, because the higher I'm in the dean higher is part of the this is, but you shouldn't have the higher in learning if you don't be shy from asking, and coming forward.

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And also, if you're arrogant, you feel that, you know, maybe people will look down on you or you feel that no, I'm too proud to learn. Again, you're not gonna learn, this is further explained by the saying of I shall have the Alon which among you know, he says, We narrated in in Sahih Muslim and others that I should have the ally and has said nierman nissa nissa hold on sorry, let me Am nominal higher. And yet

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she said what a great women are the women of the unsought they did not allow not

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the the shyness or the shameful did not prevent them from understanding the deen and having the knowledge and the meaning that they weren't embarrassed from asking questions and coming to the Prophet salallahu, alayhi wasalam and asking questions.

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Because obviously, there will be questions which are very personal, they are questions which are very

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gender specific, etc. So if they would say, Oh, I'm too embarrassed to ask the prophet SAW Selim or whatever or not even then what will happen is

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they're not going to learn. So she's saying that they didn't have the issue, they would come and they would ask the prophet SAW Selim, they would ask him about, you know, the issues of bahara things related to women's bleeding, how do you know cleansing things like that which were necessary

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to know? And obviously, it's important as well, that person, you know, understands

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the importance of learning and therefore, if he if he has any doubt about matter, he should ask, you know, sometimes you might have a question about related to, you know, aspects of losing one's

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widow or aspects of Geneva or other

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But you know things like that it should the person should should not rather than continue doing something haram or something not not haram but something which is wrong, and you don't know how to rectify it

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to do it correctly rather than carrying on doing wrong. So that's all the sayings of Omar Alanna Abdullah and Mujahid and it all goes into that focus is Don't let your embarrassment or your shyness prevent you from learning.

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The second aspect of what prevents people from learning which is what our model says here, which

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No, he says what we nephew Sahil Buhari, Pilar, Omar, yo la Juan de Fuca who copula aunty sudo de facto copula Han to sudo learn the knowledge have the fippa get the filter before you become

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masters, before you become masters.

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Or it means before you become old, because the sudo here becomes a seed, somebody becomes a seed. Now what happens is, is saying to get the knowledge early on, while you have the ability while you are free, don't leave it late because when you become masters, it could be like masters of your houses. So maybe you have your startup a house and you get married you have children or you could be a master mean that you become a boss in your in your business. Or you could maybe become a director you become a manager wherever that will prevent you from having the ability to learn because it's going to be a barrier for you because you're gonna be busy with other things you're not and so, how

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a lot when I remember when I first started

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you University back in the olden days

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is that the one of the first things that I remember one of you know, the ex students telling me he said to me you know Omar

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this this time of being a student This is the the freest time you will have and this is the time that you will be the most free so even then I was surprising I mean studying you have is the opposite you don't have lots of you every time you have free time you will be studying revising as a power law only later I did realize that it was a reality because once you start working and you have a nine to five job or an eight to six job whatever allows you are working five days a week at least Yeah. So you don't have that time whereas with a student you know you will get sometimes half a day off you get a miss lecture here the break you know the long you know vacations the semester break

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the end of term, you have lots of time. So, this is almost like a similar idea. So if you if you leave learning to a later stage you will become older you might not have the ability to learn.

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A similar saying is narrated for Imam Shafi of the Aloha, Taka habla antorus for either us def Allah Subhan Allah Allah at the football similar meaning have the filter before you become the head of something. If you become the head, then there will be no

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no time for or no no path to learning. There's a saying which is actually to a hot lead. Al Baghdadi he's not mentioned here by his machine, he said that I'll hopefully be said that when a person any meaning a student of knowledge.

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When he when he gets married,

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it's like his, his his like he sailed on a he's been put on a boat. And he's sailing meaning that he's now he's going away from He's going for you from the shores but you know when you're a boat, you're busy with directing the boat, the navigation, you're you're busy now because you can't it's not just like sitting on the land, you know, you've got but here now you have to, but then he said when he gets when he has children, it's like a whole has been made in the boat.

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Now, now he's occupied with getting the water out and everything so and what it means basically is that when you when you get married, when you have children, it brings to you another other attentions, you know you have other things now to worry about concern. So knowledge is no longer become a priority. And especially when you consider that knowledge in the past, you know people had to go they have to spend they have to travel. It wasn't something that they could just go down to the masjid and listen to lectures and things like that they went to so they would leave their families for not just days and weeks but for years they would leave their families.

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He says that our shape I will be caught in a race to us with his again through

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Hopefully and I will hammer the last four honey that

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somebody called Jaffa Haldi says I heard Junaid

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Rahim Allah say the following.

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He said, This alginate he said my hip one our mood heighth we're off a half full and lanta cabella knee and

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he's now a mom no is now taking another aspect of knowledge. Remember he said that there he talks about higher. Now he's talking about more about aspect of Cuba and some of you might have arrogance. So he is mentioning some of the sayings about humility. And alginate is one of the the righteous people of the past he is in considered one of the, the prominent righteous of the people he studied with somebody called up without who was a chef, a scholar who had studied as well with

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with the amount of Shafi and he alginate was someone who had not only studied, but he had also studied knowledge, but also he was aware of the whole aspects of,

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of purification on this path of walking down the awareness of the loss of panela time. And that's why he Jafar, when Ray Swami said we never saw any of our shoe, who had both the knowledge and the status, they had knowledge, but they also had their concern with the last panel, Tyler, other than alginate, if you saw his knowledge, he would say that this guy is just like an academic he know he knows. And if you saw his reality in terms of his a bad and things like that, you will thought this guy was focusing on his station of a bad

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and many others people have, you know, have spoken about him. If you went to, if you went to sit in his gatherings, you would have seen those who are writing and there's people who like to compile, they were just waiting to hear his words, you will see the philosophies, they would the philosophers were sit there trying to find the specificities of his words and how he's using them. And you saw those who had aspects of studying theology, they would look at what he was saying, and his knowledge. So alginate, he was saying, you know, he was a very highly advanced person and someone who was, you know, who was,

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who was very righteous, all this knowledge, etc.

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And yet, when, what he was saying, He's hanging, or I'm afraid, or I don't wish to be to die, in a place where people know me,

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in my community, because if I die there, I'm afraid that when they come to bury me, that the earth will not accept me, will throw me out. And then I'll be like, shamed off, meaning that I'm like a sinner. I might be so bad that, you know, I will be shamed by the earth will just I don't even want to accept him. Yeah, that's how he's trying. And he's, he's showing,

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and he obviously is not showing off his humility, but that's his real feelings that I am quiet. Don't think that I am such a high pious guy, I'm afraid that I might even showed up in this life.

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And despite all this, when he died, he was seen in a dream by his student, Jafar, which we mentioned so these students have done what has allowed them to have the luxury to do so he said you know, all those all those words that we used to say all those beautiful sayings, all those knowledge and things that we mentioned, all of those have gone and they didn't benefit us what benefited us was a few rockets that we used to pray in the night you know, and in secret that's what really benefited us in the end while people were sleeping.

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By the way this saying of I wish to be buried Some say that that actually wasn't the words of Junaid it was the words of his uncle who was sad, sad, so cuddly that he was narrating from him. There's a difference is about that narration. So Junaid was was was

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was the is the nephew of serif

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and he said in another narration so this is now narrating from Surya sakata. He said in nilambur so sorry is saying in neilan gurukula anfi

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Kula Jamar attain Mahabharata and akuna are the sweat that he

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I look sorry saying I look through my nose twice a day.

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I looked my nose twice a day, because I feel that my face may have darkened

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meaning that the darkening the face I mean the Arabs who say they said sweat which

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meaning that you're young

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It's a form of some form of shame and but obviously there's a metaphysical aspect here, which is that

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in the Quran, Allah mentions that there will be people on the Day of Judgment no matter what we do, what is what do we do so there'll be a day where people's faces will be bright and illuminated, and there'll be people's faces which will be dark and gloomy. Okay. So these are like indicators that is real is literal that people's faces will change on the Day of Judgment, they also used to believe that to a certain extent, this will also happen in the dunya You know, sometimes you will, you will meet somebody irrespective of what their race is, and it's not about race, but it's the relative that you might see somebody and you can see that their faces you know, illuminated you can you can

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sense that there's a vibe that comes out there you might even literally see his face and quite bright and shine and others where you see them and the gloomy wretched they look really you don't want to look at them. And so he was saying that I said he isn't I'm looking at my nose every time we were like, have a look at this make sure that my face hasn't darkened and as and as a punishment for me, from a loss of Hannah what

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he said in this same is not that we have narrated from Al Habib, he said that Olive no Qasim said that Al Hussein ignore out of jack said, min hiral marwaha belacan.

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Massage And generally, the best of all gifts is to have the intellect

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and the worst of all calamities is to be ignorant. Something which

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doesn't need much explanation.

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So much so that a man named Josie he compiled a book called bottle hem morpholine the stories of those who are

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silly and those who are distracted Yeah. And there are sometimes people who with the way that they ended the questions that they ask or the way that they attract so much.

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So much.

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Surprise and bewilderment.

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Now he mentions the saying of

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Bishop Eben will have it

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again with the same narration narrated to a homily that Michel Harris said can lay coluna tell us to them? Well, I Albus una Tana Amen woman

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can relay akuna tailored to them while the sooner

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they I mean the people of the past the people who were close to a lost contact Island they didn't use to eat

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out of luxury leisure and luxury. You know, they weren't looked like they were trying to feed their palate. You know.

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They were people who used to eat like I mentioned before, they can Elia crude hubzilla venia you know, they were just have intention in their eating so the intention was to gain the strength to gain the energy except they weren't looking for. You know, the luxury and the pallet load today. Nowadays you have these people called foodies you know looking for food and looking for the best restaurants and the best meals and the best spices and the best.

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New best way to look at which Yeah, in a way we're not saying this is how wrong this is now for not have Rama Xena de la la la vida will pay you back. These are from the play button always if you want to eat nice food eat nice with nothing, it's not haram but we're talking about here what he's referring to those people who really were concerned with coming closer to Allah Subhana Allah is the food. The food was just a means for them. You know it was a means is a fuel. You know it doesn't matter what they put inside as long as it was fueling their body and they can carry on what can lie and be sooner than I am and they want us to wear you know to find the luxury of clothes you know

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where the best and softest clothes and check the label how much cotton how much polyester and that kind of thing they just used to wear hot clothes, the purpose of clothes was to cover their our The food was to give them

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that energy. So this was attributed to Bishop haffi Bishop not hard and happy.

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More Imam and now he says that this was the path of the athlete. This was the path of the MBR the righteous.

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This is how their attitude was to food to clothes etc. It was to serve a purpose and in this disregard

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Now Bishop and haffi, which we mentioned here,

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he is, again one of the righteous people

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who was also a scholar, he was an Imam he was an island and he was indeed someone who to follow in terms of his obedience to Allah subhanho wa Taala and he was amongst the companions of people who like him for white for a living I was one of the famous

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IBD and and even in the mobile era and so on.

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Ibrahim will how to be said Maharaja bata dad attend more Auckland min Bishop, but that has not produced someone who's got more sound mind than then Bishop and happy and so on. The story of Bishops quite a strange one as well. He's known as Bishop haffi,

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the the barefooted bishop. And they said the reason behind this was that

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he was initially he was somebody who who was the opposite way and you're somebody who, who wasn't really into the DNA and he was somebody who was the opposite he was he was very much wasting his life he was and many times he would have like parties in his house, you know, alcohol dancing, things like that.

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So on one occasion, a man passed by his house and could hear the music coming from the house. So he knocked on the door.

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So the his daughter open, then ambitious daughter open the door. So the man said,

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the owner of this house is here, is he a throne? Or

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is he a free man? Or is he a slave?

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So she said, No, he is he is a free man. So he says, Yes, I thought so because a slave would not behave like this.

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And he left.

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Now, Vishal had his his almost like his ear on the on the conversation or you're saying so he, he went, and he that guy had gone so he went running after him because he was almost like, startled by what he said that he left his house without putting his sandals on. And he wouldn't have he barefooted. He chased the man. And he said, What did you say? And then the guy repeated to him again. So that was like his wake up call. And he realized that yes, you know, I've meaning Abdullah shouldn't behave like this be ungrateful to Allah, you know, you know, being distracted and following all these Muhammad and things so that was his repentance and if you like he went back and

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he chucked everybody out basically, party's over.

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And the loss of hunter Allah guided him so he was quite funny.

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He obviously later became one of the leaders and imams in this whole aspect of of knowing our last panel

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is also narrated and will end with this one in sha Allah is also underrated. That Bishop he said that a law had revealed to the Buddha a solemn Yeah, that would lead to Albania verbena calaman Mattoon and for us would be sukra here Antalya Maha Beti Willa ikkaku Papa at a buddy. So, while after that, he was narrating that a loss hunter revealed amongst the things revealed to download that oh Tao do not, do not make between me and you and Ireland. A scholar who is his almost like trial is being affected and deluded by the dunya. So it's almost like the dounia is his if you like his intoxicant, he's been intoxicated by dunya fire suit, the cabbie sukriti his intoxicated mind

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and and way will actually push you away from the path of loving me.

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And those are the people who are like highway men. They stop my, my bad from reaching me. And basically what he's saying here, something that I say, and I use that expression a lot is that sometimes some of the scholars

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or the shoe what they do is they, they very much concentrate on the letter

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of the law of the Sharia and they don't comprehend the spirit of the Sharia. So, sometimes, they will, they will almost, you know, exclude a lot of the

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aspects of which actually are righteous acts can make a change

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Making people come closer

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to Allah to loving a law loving the prophet SAW Selim by you know, just saying this is haraam This is bizarre don't do this, don't do that. So they close up the avenues for people who want to get to Allah. And so it was like highwayman stop people from reaching Allah subhana wa Tada. So, Vishal is saying is making is giving this quotation and not saying exactly where he got it from, but he must have got it through some sort of chain we don't just made it up

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is that you will find that there are people who practice practice, you know, this, this kind of thing.

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You know, sometimes there might be days which are recommended to fast or don't fast these days, don't do you know, this pm Don't, don't, don't sit down and remember I lost my dad, things like this, you know, how a very simple a simple

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a simple example, which you might be surprised by is the whole concept of remembering Allah subhanho wa Taala which is known as halaqaat. Because, you know, a circle of remembering Allah. Yeah. Now the word circle and remembrance of Allah. They are both both mentioned in ahaadeeth. You know, there are Hadith where the prophet Isaiah mentioned that there are people who can sit down in circles Indeed, there are people sitting in circles, people who sit down and either remember our last pantile or sit down, read the Quran, study the Quran. There's the whole Hadith, the famous hardihood See,

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which Allah subhanaw taala says, sends His angels in the Leela Himalaya to sejarah, Allah has angels that go roaming the land. In half moon and Hilton's Vicar, they look for the circles of the Quran. And this dimension of the Hadith is like this. And then when they find these circles, they formulate like a circle, almost like a continual circle between the halaqa and to a loss pattern. And so Allah will ask them,

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after they report back to him, Where did you come from? And they will say, we have come from your, from from your slaves from within your slave they were, he said, What were they doing? And he is not he obviously knows a lot about us, what were they doing? So they say they were

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you said behave in a way

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where you can be Runa Luna, they're all doing this thicker together, and they were saying souhan a lot together hamdulillah that can be or that they're all doing it together.

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And then he said, Well, what were they what were they asking me?

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He said they were asking you agenda

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and they were seeking refuge of you. What are they seeking refuge of me? They say they're seeking refuge of me of the fire.

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what were they The only wanting or what was their request?

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So they said they were requesting your forgiveness. So he said, I witnessed you my angels that I have forgiven all of them in that Halak. So then they will say, but our law amongst them was so and so. He didn't. He wasn't amongst them. He just came and sat with them and he wasn't somebody who really intended to sit and remember you but he sat with them. So Allah says, and for him, I've also forgiven and humbled Julissa, Lashkar v him jelly Swan, they are the ones that are the gathering, whoever sits with them will not be sad, and he will not leave upset. So even he has no intention this guy did have an intention of remember, he will also say, now this hobbies and other hobbies,

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I'm trying to just the point I'm trying to make to you is the other hobbies of remembering Allah Subhana Allah sitting together. Now there are some relevant would have come and they looked at some people who took the whole concept of Vicar they distorted it. So they started to make Vicar more into like a ceremony. You know, somebody would come and start you know, there's some people do decapolis jumping up and down, you know, the love button on the other side to put music and other started to turn around, you know, these swirling dervishes and, you know, and others, you know, just nodding their head. So, they distorted the, the process of Vicar. So you have some of these other

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scholars to almost like, you know, here they came in the middle said, Oh, any gathering for liquor is haram. Its bid is not accepted. So they prevented a whole good practice, which is documented in the Howdy. Because people some people distorted the practice, rather than say, look, this is a wrong practice. Don't do it this way. But do it in a correct way. Yeah.

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What happened is they prevented you from doing so it's almost like they cut people off from this benefit of remembering Allah subhanho wa Taala together, so that's why it's

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Always important that sometimes you know when when an action is good and some people distort it. We don't ban everything you know, just like in English throw the baby out with the bathwater, you know, just correct the problem and carry on with her accepted. So this is an example of how this application of this summary lemma in their attempt to try to

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give people a certain understanding they might actually end up cutting people off from Acts which are acceptable and which are halal and which are documented.

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I'll end there inshallah Tada. So, you can see here in this corner this a few

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few I had the final few sayings of magnoli to emphasize the importance of humility, and AI is an important aspect of seeking knowledge and to make use that you go on the path of knowledge as soon as you can. Because otherwise you become occupied. Don't allow shame or bashfulness or shyness from giving you knowledge and learning because end the day

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the only person who will be losing is yourself. A lot. Alana is Aquila. Does anybody have any