In Brightest Day, In Darkest Night, Knowledge is Light
Channel: Rateb Marai
File Size: 6.12MB
Episode Transcript ©
Transcripts are auto-generated and thus will be be inaccurate and at times crude. We are considering building a system to allow volunteers to edit transcripts in a controlled system. No part of this transcript may be copied or referenced or transmitted in any way whatsoever.
and Allah subhanho wa Taala revealed verses in my mentioned
and he recited to the people what they mean when he saw Elijah, Elijah,
recited and a witness from Benny Swati, from the tribe of benevolent apart from the other tribes of many Islam in the Jewish tribes in Medina
are a witness to what has been sent the message of the Prophet alayhi salatu salam.
And he has been, and others have turned away in arrogance.
And he recited a second verse he says,
that he shall be the baby you have a Navajo
woman and go into sufficient is the witness of a law between me and you, and the witness of the one who has knowledge of the book.
This is the narrative of us.
Labeling him as someone who has knowledge of the book, even before Islam.
He said, You are in a city where your neighbors are the angels, the city of the property Assad was set up, and Allah subhanho wa Taala has a sword that is she.
For if you kill this man,
if you kill him with man,
the angels will abandon you, your neighbors will abandon you. And Allah will see his sword until the day the day of judgment.
And they did not need this one. And they said, kill the Jews and kill us man.
This is one of the companions of the Prophet alayhi salatu was
one of the pillars of Islam, one of those who has promised paradise
and it was a close companion to the Prophet
alayhi salaatu wa sallam.
after what happened had happened, I mean, took a lot more and you wanted to leave the river
etc, on the other hand, came to him and said, stay where you are. Both verb to the puppet of the Prophet and inside was not let go, do not leave.
For if you leave, you will not see the copy of the Prophet alayhi salatu was Salam in America.
And what happened has happened and the fitna has taken,
the tribulation had taken
and near the end of this day is around to the sword of war, made out of wood.
And he refrains from the fitness between either of them
secluded himself until he passed away in the year 43. of danger of the beloved dropped out in the salon.
Now my dear brothers and sisters, this is a fascinating story. These incidents are something to reflect and ponder.
And if I may,
let's extract a few lessons
from the life of our beloved salon Bella in the basement.
The first being knowledge and action
not just knowledge and knowledge and action. He was one of the scholars of many salami. There were others that were knowledgeable amongst these people. He did not have knowledge that other people did not have. The other people were not aware of.
And what about your mother and the mother of the believer narrates reinforcing this because we forget even about her father and her uncle acid
Her own work all of the children.
And they would not be in a gathering except they weren't given her extra attention. And she said, when the Prophet alayhi salatu salam migrated to Medina,
my father of my uncle went to investigate.
Why, because they had knowledge of a messenger that would be sent.
So they came back, sunset,
they were depressed and miserable, then walk with heavy steps.
And when I approached them, did not pay any attention to
this as if I was not there. And I heard them talk I heard them speak.
My uncle asked my father, who
is it him? Is it the one who had been mentioned in the scriptures? Have you verified it?
He said, yes, it isn't.
So he asked him, What will you do? What should we do? He said, By Allah,
we will be this
we will be his enemy.
not the only one that had the knowledge amongst these people.
Others were knowledgeable were learned. Yet they did not believe in the value of software setup, they did not have action.
They did not substantiate that knowledge. They were not sincere in that knowledge.
Just because they expected that messenger to be from amongst them.
And that was not the case. They turned away in areas in the envy
of the Prophet alayhi salatu was set up, but not been set up.
Because he was sincere in that knowledge before he even though that knowledge was not necessarily Islamic knowledge
of Islam a photo of the property, so it was set up.
But it was not
And so his sincerity was a reflection of his not
his action is a man was seen.
And it was rewarded him the fruits of that knowledge. And it is interesting, because the Prophet alayhi salatu was salam, as mentioned in boccardi, he says, in 10, if 10 G's or 10 of those who are knowledgeable, believe me, all of the Jews will believe in
the stories of seven people that are have knowledge or people leadership amongst
yet very few of those beliefs
and love and setup was one of those.
And so when that verse that was revealed that he's mentioned,
when Allah subhanho wa Taala says, wish I
saw him highlighted the thing about
the Prophet when Allah subhanaw taala says that a mentor amongst you, witness against you, and he believed in you were arrogant. What is belief? Is it anything but action?
In order to believe what is the definition of billing, it is not. It's not words that are just uttered. And it's not belief in the heart, rather it is as well as also action,
action with the length.
That is the definition of belief of a man,
according to Jamal.
what does he say here? He says that he believes, so he acted on that man. And in the other words that was revealed in mentioned.
He calls him as a person of knowledge and
he singled him out as a person of knowledge of the Scriptures.
So we're the other people knowledgeable of the Scripture. They were but they did not believe and did not act on that really did not act on that knowledge. And so that was associated with
that knowledge was this associated with your knowledge?
You don't know what's right, what's wrong if you don't have fun.
It has to be reinforced by our actions. And so
my dear brothers and sisters,
is knowledge then limited Islamic knowledge?
Is it limited to what Allah subhanho wa Taala has revealed?
Yes, it's a big word. and we are required and commanded by Allah Subhana. Allah, to learn about our faith, to learn about Islam, to have knowledge, so that we act on that knowledge, know how to pray, so that we can pray, know how to pass, what rulings pertain to our lives, wherever they may be marriage, divorce, inheritance,
funeral rites, we were requested to seek that knowledge. But is it limited?
Right now your university? And I assume most of you here are in a program, learning something? Are you not gaining knowledge? Are you seeking knowledge?
It's not a rhetorical question. Are you not seeking knowledge? Do you not call it knowledge?
It's called knowledge, right? It's not Islamic knowledge? Does that mean you will be rewarded for it? Or you will be punished and punished for it? Or does it just stands in no man's land?
You go, you can go either way.
Well, let's reflect. Let's ponder. Let's go back to the also panda who went to Allah says, in Google Maps about what
was my data says, observe that this is one of many verses, observe what is in the habits? And what is
observed? Was that mean, learn,
learn get to know about the heavens in the earth, the heavens in the earth, could that mean the universe, the cosmos?
Do we not learn about these things as
instructed us to gain that knowledge, that beneficial knowledge to keep us verb on our belief, or not only that, but to show us the truth. How many here are studying sciences or physics or geography?
somewhere you know people put up their hand.
This is mentioned in the Koran This is good knowledge. This is knowledge that we need to understand the creation of Allah subhana wa Tada.
If you don't have knowledge of physics, you might not understand some of the concepts you might not understand what Allah subhana wa tada has created, you might not have what you need to stay burner one of
the secrets of the cosmos. You may not want to know what I'm not reading where he created.
How we get life problems, stars that are hundreds and millions of light years away.
Or the sun or the Earth orbits the Sun, or the other planets.
What is the determining factor just like the story about the love and setup,
sincerity and action? being sincere and seeking that knowledge? What are you seeking here for and what is the same? What do you want to do with that knowledge? And if you act on that knowledge, how can you disbelieve in Allah and the creation of Allah when you learn and know about the creation of a blessing?
It's a good question.
So that's not how
Allah subhanho wa Taala says salary him Idina feel worthy and proceed.
We will show them our signs, Allah.
We will show them our signs in the horizons and within themselves.
We have a real
life sciences. Sounds familiar? We learn about ourselves as individuals and people in society.
seek knowledge about how people speak, how people communicate how people interact, how they want, how they talk, why they do what they do.
psychology, psychology, psychology, yes, anybody here
we go, we have
Life Sciences in the body.
There is not anyone here except they are seeking some type of knowledge that they are sincere a loss of time.
And knowledge that will only increase their faith,
knowledge that will keep them forever.
So don't let it all go to waste.
Because you're more deserving, lots of hands on with the island and guidance of the Prophet Salatu was set up,
are better than that are better than to have this waste our lives
and seek this knowledge with this lunia mo.
my dear brothers and sisters,
this is seen in the tradition of the prophet
in all aspects of
the Prophet salla called the people by the creation of Allah.
He called the people by the way he interacted.
He knew how to interact with people, he understood that
this is all
this is all beneficial.
the question is, who are you seeking this knowledge for? And what are you going to do in this moment? It's not a question I can answer for you.
It's something you have to answer for yourself. I've given you the keys, I have told you that to sincerity and action on that knowledge, you will seek the pleasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala. But doing that is up to you. Determining that goes back to you.
And so let's move on to the second lesson from the life
about the woman or the one
look at status amongst the people
who care about the movie, let's look at the status amongst his people before is that they said he's the best of the best. He's the most learning.
The people elevate.
The people give them status amongst themselves.
And when we look at it, in our day and age, that is the case.
We care about
someone that has a PhD? Are they like, are they the same in the eyes of the people as somebody that has a bachelor's or diploma.
somebody that has a Master's has a different status, right? Even if somebody has two masters, they're a level above a person that has a master right there looked at that way, or this person is knowledgeable. Look at the letters he's got behind his name. Yeah, Doctor, PhD, MD, all of that stuff.
This is how we see this is how we look at each other.
So we deal with one
in seven because sometimes our priorities are not in order to just like, go to the balcony.
They knew the dispenser says something isn't the truth is
he is the most learned among us. The people out of arrogance an enemy, turn him away.
turn him over. So whether it be the lack of in Greece, for the abundance of Greece, what is it go back? Do
you have arrogance, arrogance, when it comes to the truth? Are you an expert in every field?
You go to the hospital or you know performing procedures or you go to the pharmacy teleconference the people that are here Have some of this you'll be fine.
Is that the same? Is that logical? Does that make sense?
You have to you have to give those have knowledge their status is not in your head. It's as soon as
colossal kind of data that lies between those who have knowledge or not the same kind of with the other says you're the Nina haven't even come with the Nina go to the relevant knowledge at a level increase those who have believed.
And those who have been given knowledge, by degrees there mentioned will be elevated.
And so it was kind of with the other senses, have you stolen email over the internet?
Or those who know equal to those who do not know?
Are they equal?
No, just like the examples we given, you're not going to go to your friend because you love them. And, you know, you've been raised in a house or,
or you know, your whole life and say, Listen, I you know, you think I should go for this procedure or not.
Do procedure, you know.
And so that, that us realize that, and let that be a motivation for us to seek out to seek a way to paradise.
Whatever field you're in, maybe we're not capable, we're not gifted and seeking Islamic knowledge. That's fine, the world doesn't end there. You see what you can
excel in your field. So that you are raised, you're elevated in the eyes of Allah Subhana, Allah God.
And that leads us to the third lesson.
From the left,
we look at his actions at the time of
time with companions.
May Allah be pleased with all
as a scholar of ours, our scholars have said we do not pass judgment when it comes to them, there is something pertaining to
his actions, he was able to protect himself. Not only that, being on the receiving end, look at the reaction, he got people that did not know their business, they did not know their capabilities. And the last panel with the other says, I can no longer
read mercy upon a man or a woman
that knows their capabilities that knows their limitations. Do we know our limitations? Will we be able to protect ourselves,
not just through the knowledge that we seek also through the knowledge that we do not have
to lead when it comes to Islamic matters.
These matters to those who are knowledgeable, refer to those who are knowledgeable
or who we
are our desires and our open our opinions. What comes first, what is our priority?
we do not want to do my reception. We do not want to be held accountable, what was the final what the items are something that we shouldn't have been held accountable. Because when you come on the Day of Judgment, if you did not know something, perhaps a less pattern with data will excuse you.
Perhaps low overlook
that action because of your dignity.
As soon as you get your opinion, as soon as you speak.
In a matter that you have no knowledge of
loss, you have nowhere to hide.
Because your tongue is spoken against yourself.
And unless you kind of look I don't want you
or punish you. We see broken and robots have kind of worked out.
So my dear brothers and sisters,
specifically, I'd love to set up
is that you?
Why because you can extract the lessons that are relevant to us. And it shows us that you know what, if you have knowledge and you have sincerity, you'll be led to the truth. You will be left Islam. Not only that, but you will be given status amongst the people status that will last status that is not just in Indonesia, but in the US
with Alaska kindness.
from stories like this, we learn where to draw the line
where to say
Step back and just focus on whatever your speciality is.
And we do that
we can sincerely ask
Allah blessings in our knowledge and in our actions to elevate our rank and mentioned are mentioned with a loss of power
as the loss of power without at the rescue of an ask the loss of
wrenching beneficial knowledge and to help you act and give you the strength to act on that knowledge my sisters, no matter what knowledge you are asked the last panel with us this year and firm about this a lot of new setup will be done by the use of the woman