Channel: Saad Tasleem
Have we just become knowledge junkies? Just seeking knowledge without it affecting us?
Salam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu This is
back with another raw vlog. The idea behind these videos is just for me to share some thoughts and some ideas with you some matters that concern me or some things that I've noticed. So today I want to talk to you about something that I have noticed a trend that I've come across in the past couple years of me teaching and giving Tarot, and so on and so forth. We live in a time, so had a lot of knowledge. And I mean, by knowledge, I mean, there's such an availability of knowledge. There are seminars, there are hot, there are lectures, there are some had a lot of YouTube videos, there is so much that is out there. And the average Muslim now has access to so much knowledge. However, there's
one thing that is desperately missing from from us. And that is the implementation of that knowledge, the to be the application of that knowledge or putting the knowledge into practice. And I almost feel like you've had a lot, we've become knowledge junkies, we're just desperate to just gain more knowledge and learn more and more and more and more and more and more. But we don't implement any of that knowledge, or we don't implement a lot of that knowledge. So I've had a lot oftentimes I hear someone attend a lecture, or attend a talk. And they're like, yeah, that was great, you know, but most of the stuff I'd heard before, I didn't really learn anything new. I don't like had a lot.
How much of that? Did you actually implement all that stuff that you had heard before? Where is the implementation of that knowledge? You know, even when it comes to the compound a lot? You know that most of the companions were not her fault. Most of the most of the competitors did not have the put on memorize in our time we have this rush to just become a Hatfield. Did you memorize the Quran? But where's the implementation of that on the left side, he says about himself. He said, it took me 12 years to memorize sewers, and Baccarat suited Bukhara, which now our average household within months, within months, they can memorize Surah Baqarah. But our little deal Not that I said it took
me 12 years to memorize certain background 12 years. Why? He says because I would not pass by a single area. I would not memorize a single idea, except that I would implement it into my life. Now on the other hand, we have now so many phones, but no implementation of that knowledge. You know, there's a very interesting statement on mo famous compounding of the profits that I sent him. He mentioned about the Sahaba. He says that the greatest of this ummah, now he's talking about the Sahaba. Here the companions of the President. So the greatest of this ummah only had a few sutras memorized. But they were blessed with the ability to act upon those Sooners. And now we see the act
the exact opposite of that in another statement of
he actually told us that this time would come. He said the end of this oma will see young children memorizing the Quran. But they will not be blessed with the ability to act upon it. and Japan Allah, this is what we're seeing now that the knowledge is there. There's so much there, there's so much there for us to learn so much that we have access to but the implementation of that knowledge is not there, you may find someone as I said knowledge junkies going from one lecture to another lecture to another lecture, conference junkies, just seeking that temporarily temporary Eman high and then that's it no implementation of that knowledge. And you've had a lot you know, the scholars of the
past, they would say that
a sign of a person sincerity
is that the person, they're able to implement that knowledge that when they learn something, they're able to actually implement that knowledge into their life. And if they if you find a person who's not implementing the knowledge, if they're not acting upon what they have learned, then it's a sign that they weren't sincere when when giving them knowledge. Another sign of insincerity is our manners are add to our character will lie there's a problem when we learn so much. And it doesn't affect our characters. It doesn't affect our manners. Madigan did not add up. He said that a person who learns knowledge they acquire a lot of knowledge, but it hasn't affected their behavior, then
this knowledge is of no benefit to them. Meaning if you cannot see the effects of this knowledge and the person's behavior and their character and how they talk to other people how they treat other people. This knowledge is of no benefit. The scholars of the past they would say two thirds of knowledge is found in manners. mean two thirds of that knowledge shows itself in the person's behavior in the person's manners in my mind,
I have a lot to add. He says that his mother, when his mother was send them to the BIA, she would prepare him, put on his turban and put on clothes on him and say, listen, when you go to the bar, learn manners before you learn the knowledge. And somehow when you see people that attend classes and listen to lectures and all this kind of stuff, but their behavior hasn't changed their their their character and dealing people hasn't changed to handle all you have to do now is go look at Facebook, and look at the comments and how people these are people supposedly more knowledgeable. They're supposedly religious Muslims, they're practicing Listen, where is the effect of this
knowledge on your behavior? How can when you talk you sound so rude? How can you talk? You sound so condescending? How come when you talk? You sound so odd and so arrogant? Where is this knowledge? What is it done to you? Where's the application of this knowledge? acting upon that knowledge, number one, number two manners. This is a sign of a person sincerity that when they learn the knowledge, they act upon it, and that affects their manners, they're better in their manners, they're better than their conduct, they're better in their character. Lastly, another one of persons signs of their sincerity is their tongue.
And scholars of the past, they would say that
if a person is seeking knowledge, and they're not careful with their tongue, it's a sign that they're not sincere. They weren't sincere when seeking that knowledge. Meaning they only use that knowledge, to argue with people to put other people down. They're not careful with that knowledge, and somehow to law. This is exactly what we see happening today, someone will listen to a lecture on YouTube, they'll read an article online, maybe a 10, one class, and now they take that knowledge and shove it down people's throats. So bad, a lot of people will take these photos and these issues. And the first thing they do instead of even
instead of implementing that knowledge into their own life, it's now looking at everyone else who has that problem, they learn a new hook, they learn a new ruling about something learned. This is how Now the first thing to do is take this knowledge and now figure out who does this. So you can make sure to tell them this is how to show them that panela they know what they're talking about. You know, this is a very, very dangerous path to go down the process and have warned us about three types of people who seek knowledge, but this knowledge will lead them to the hellfire. Number one is a person who seeks knowledge to argue with the foolish mean that's their intention, meaning they're
not sincere in seeking their knowledge. What was their intention? Their intention is to be able to argue with the foolish to put people down to say, Listen, I know what's right. And you don't, I have learned this not I've sought this knowledge. Secondly, the person that I've said is a person who learns knowledge to boast amongst the scholars. Once again, arrogance, status, wanting to be amongst the scholars have said this is the type of knowledge and the type of seeking knowledge that leads a person to the hellfire. Lastly, I sent him said the one who learns knowledge to turn the faces of people towards themselves, just for the popularity just for the attention. So Pamela, how many times
we find people posting things online? Saying thing, calling people out for the attention? calling people out on Facebook? And you'll see, sometimes I've had a law. I wonder if I wonder when somebody posts something which is very rude, very condescending. What is the purpose of that? And are you really trying to correct a person's behavior? If you were really sincere, in correcting a person that behavior, you would have advised them privately? You would have advised them personally, when you call someone out when you put them on blast, so to stay on Facebook or Twitter or call them out? What is the intention here? Who are you really calling attention to? Is it kind of law? Like I said,
you know, this is a very dangerous thing that I've began to see. And you know, many other people they point to this as well, we, you know, this is a common, this is something that many people have noticed, and why we have to question ourselves, we have to ask ourselves, where is the sincerity in our knowledge, if we were truly sincere in our knowledge, we would act upon the knowledge that we have learned live we have heard it had these a million times, we would take that Hadith. Seriously, no matter how many times we had, you know, we hear a lecture we're like, oh, I've already heard this lecture before, if you were sincere, if we're sincere in our knowledge, then the 1,000th time we've
heard the same lecture, we would say 100. Now that we are able to be reminded even for the 1,000th time of this very same lecture, if we are sincere, then we would see the effect of the knowledge upon our manners, how we treat people and how we talk to people. If we are sincere and seeking knowledge, then somehow a lot, we would find that we are very careful when speaking. When talking about Islam. When mentioning an ayah. And mentioning a hadith we'd be very careful that we truly understand what we are talking about.
mentioning the love of law, the rulings of lost data when talking about Heller and how long we'd be very very careful because we would fear a law in the knowledge that we are disseminating among amongst the people. We would fear a lot before taking a photo and hammering it on people's heads. And we asked the last panel tiada to grant us sincerity in our knowledge, we asked a lot of friends out of to give us the ability to act upon this knowledge. We asked a lot of parents to give us the ability to improve our manners and improve our characters through this knowledge and most importantly, we asked the last panel to add on to not let us say anything that is in the displeasure
of Montana, when we ask a lot to protect us from speaking out of knowledge or speaking out of I should say, ignorance speaking without knowledge alone, I mean, until next time, inshallah data set on why they come to light or what I got.