Channel: Shady Alsuleiman
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Praise God Allah subhanho wa Taala
pays me upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
are testify that there's no god except Allah. And our testify that Muhammad is the Prophet and the Messenger of Allah. And I encourage myself a new Tofino about Allah, Allah Allah subhanho wa Taala United States in the Holy Quran and others who believe Fie Allah, Fie Allah the way you should be feed and do not die unless you're in a state of Islam.
And part of the fear of Allah subhanho wa Taala is that you increase your knowledge of Allah.
Allah, Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala increase your knowledge, and obviously the knowledge that I want to touch on today. I'm not talking about secular knowledge in which Islam also encourages us to gain and achieve but the point of knowledge I want to talk about here is that knowledge in Allah subhana wa Taala understanding Allah azza wa jal elope and understanding what Allah subhana wa Taala wants from you.
So we want to understand the law. Understand what Allah subhana wa Taala wants from us. Understanding Allah in one last panel Donna had made mentioned the Quran and get him and why he had attributed to him and described himself understanding the attributes of Allah understanding that great greatness of Allah subhanho wa Taala understanding the attributes that lazada had described himself, understanding what Allah subhana wa Taala had mentioned about himself, and obviously that understanding is limited. Because Allah is the Creator and the creation, and is only much that we can understand the laws of Canada with the honor, but enough for us to understand the law in a way
that allows us to understanding and enough we mentioned the Khurana Karim.
also understand what laws he wants from you. You're the slave you're the savings of Allah. And therefore Allah has wrought upon you.
Allah subhanho wa Taala cryogenic energy for a purpose. What's the purpose? And how can you achieve that purpose and pleasing Allah subhanho wa Taala obviously, you're not gonna be born with the understanding. You're not gonna be born without knowledge. You need to educate yourself.
You need to seek knowledge. You need to put yourself in an environment in which you seek knowledge and understand exactly what las panatela wants from me. We love Allah, Allah, Allah Subhana
Allah subhanaw taala to be pleased from us, but in order for them, to love us and to be pleased from us, we also need to seek knowledge on how to please Allah, and how can we acquire more of the love of Las panatela
and that's why my brothers in Islam, I want to emphasize on the point and the subject of seeking knowledge
in which Allah subhanho wa Taala makes the first revelation to come down to the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam and the first word from the Parana Kareem
to hit the ease of the provider is salatu wa Salatu was
Now obviously Allah subhana wa Taala did not reveal to be the first word in the Quranic name and to be the first word to enter the ease of the Prophet Mohammed Salim to be heard by the prophet alayhi salaatu wa Salaam Salam
ala manga for no reason, obviously Allah subhanho wa Taala did it for a primary and a very important reason. And that reason is the importance of seeking knowledge.
Allah subhanaw taala could have revealed to the
some first delight, perform has keep away from
decreed that the first word to be revealed to the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam and the first word from the Quran Allah Karim and the first word to enter the mind of the Allah is Salatu was Salam is
what's more amazing
the last panel time is addressing the problem Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and commanding the provider in salaatu wa Salaam to recite which means you need to open a book and read out of the book but Allah
there's a right so when you really think about allies Origin The credo is commanding is Christ and Mohammed Salah
To read on the
rate in which Allah subhanaw taala is employing the importance of seeking knowledge. It's not just about opening books, it's about seeking knowledge, whether you know, read or not.
Whether you're a scholar or not, you can seek knowledge.
Whether you're old or young, you can seek knowledge. Whether you're living in a Muslim society or non Muslim society, again, seek knowledge.
You have no excuse for you not to read, even if you married girl seek knowledge.
And that's where we pride ourselves as the nation of the nation of recitation, the nation of knowledge, and here is not confined to eliminatory, reciting the Quran, he can he know,
he can seek knowledge,
advances, so when it comes to your religion,
and obviously includes all types of knowledge,
Islamic knowledge and secular knowledge, but we have a lot of shortcomings when it comes to our Islamic knowledge. And which one is more important, of course, my Islamic knowledge,
as it is important for me to go and seek circular knowledge. But before I say circle of knowledge also need to establish good relation with my Creator. Because the circular knowledge is about establishing good relationship with the creation. And again, don't get me wrong, that's important. But what's more important your relationship with the cradle Islamic knowledge
establishing the good relationship between you and Allah subhana wa tada your cradle.
In order for you to establish that relationship between you and Allah azza wa jal, you need to know exactly what he wants from you. You can just connect yourself to life in a way that most of us not except Allah subhanaw taala is not pleased from he can just
the way you want. There's a way there's a set guideline, there's a way that they want you to worship Him. And you need to abide by the way and guideline you need to adhere to it. You can't just go make up whatever you want. We can't just go and pray for
our loved ones. Even if it traditionally will, I'm praying well, that means I should be getting more, which makes a lot more place for me. But no, worshiping Allah is a set way. It's a last way you can get up and pray to God and say, Oh no, please realize though, while everyone else is praying to you, like I'm gonna pray that like, which means I'm putting more time and effort
that will make Allah Subhana Allah more please for me now I'm not gonna be please please from me, and I'm not even gonna accept the prayer from you.
You worship Allah His way.
So for you to know how awesome Hello Todd has been working for her law, his daughter must be where she then you have to learn. You have to come out of your comfort. You have to come out of your zone and start seeking knowledge.
You have to start sitting down and listen. Again, seek knowledge from the scholars of course. Again, seek knowledge from the credible and qualified people you don't go and just seek knowledge from anyone. If you want a medical adviser to the doctor, you're not gonna get to the mechanic
and vice versa if you want an advice, you're not gonna get to the doctor yet to get to the mechanic. But somehow no matter when it comes to our religion, we're just gonna ask anyone with a bead Mashallah he's just
gonna ask him how he speaks with Arabic. He's not gonna seek knowledge from the scholars
from the Anima gala from those you learn from scholars, girls seek knowledge from those who sought knowledge from scholars.
The Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam says maturity no be higher. you factor in
him Allah subhana wa tada was goodness for Allah xojo increase what when Allah subhana wa tada was goodness for you. And this is one of the signs of Allah subhana wa tada increasing goodness upon you, with
goodness for you. What does it do to you? does it increase your wealth? Does it strengthen your health? Does it make you physically stronger? Does it expand your business with a loss of goodness for you, Allah increases your knowledge.
Because the greatest goodness in this dunya is seeking knowledge and increasing knowledge and understanding Allah subhanho wa Taala
because my brother and Islam, seeking knowledge is rabada
it's not just educational.
this man sitting down and listening
To the Quran and listening to the Hadith, or any lesson or lecture that is in and he listened to the chef or the lecturer or the Imam, or the scholar, in an environment that you're in, even if you're watching something on YouTube, on social media, and you are intending to seek knowledge in an environment of seeking knowledge, listening to strengthen your knowledge and increasing your knowledge, that's a form of a burden.
Every word, that he is a burden. every sentence that you learn is a burden. Every letter that is a burden.
seeking knowledge is not
the way I was gonna reward you for every step that you take out in the message because you want to pray. Allah subhanaw taala not only that reward you for the prayer that you pray in the masjid, but every step that you have taken to the masjid Allah zona reward you every step that you take into any venue, any premises or any place that you are going to seek knowledge, Allah subhanaw taala also gives you rules.
So seeking knowledge, yes, it's beneficial for you but it's also a burden.
And that's why the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam says miyota dillow be 100 Hello, your dean,
Dean, whoever whomever Allah subhana wa tada wants to increase or whoever wants to increase his goodness upon Allah subhanho wa Taala wants to grant goodness you did Allah increases knowledge in Islam.
That's your greatest asset. It is also the inheritance of the prophets and messengers, that the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam says that the prophets and messengers never leave inheritance behind what they leave behind is knowledge. When I properly named messenger dogs is not inheritance. their money is not an inheritance. Their inheritance is knowledge,
their inheritance what laws have handled that had revealed to them.
So the inheritance of our beloved Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam is not the essence of the problem homosassa left behind, or the money the problem hamazon left behind,
or any materialistic theme, the problem homosassa left behind. The inheritance that the Prophet Muhammad SAW said I'm left behind is his knowledge.
For the problem Mohammed Salah Salem says And whoever takes this knowledge has taken a great portion in their life. So much so the author of the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam.
He's one of the companions of the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam I learned a lot from the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa Salaam, and one of the master writers of the Hadith of the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa salam, he entered the market of Medina and he saw people being occupied in buying and selling and trading and transaction. say he said, Every single one of you He is so busy in buying and selling, and the analysis of the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam has been devoted in the masjid, the moment he said the inheritance being the volunteer is gonna be money. So everyone rushed and ran to the masjid. Everyone ran to the masjid thinking that there's gonna be money being
distributed to people, which is the inheritance of the LA salado Salaam. When they entered the masjid, they saw different gatherings of knowledge. So people approached us right after they looked around, and there was no money being split on our money being divided amongst no one. They said, Why is the inheritance of the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam. He said, these gatherings of knowledge,
this halaqaat circles of knowledge. That's the inheritance of the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
Allah is salatu wa salam, the it's not limited to the family of the
Salah, know that it's limited to the people after the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam from the Arabs, but it's open to every single Muslim to the day of gentlemen to inherit the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and to take a big part and portion of the inheritance of the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu sallam. So that means
on the inheritance of the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam be from amongst the heirs of the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, because this knowledge will elevate you, not only in this dunya but in the hereafter. Your follow Latina woman como La Nina. Rajat Allah subhana wa tada says in the Holy Quran, Allah elevate those who believe from amongst you and those who seek knowledge.
seeking knowledge is an elevation in this dunya and the after.
seeking knowledge is a promotion from Allah subhanaw taala in this world,
and the hereafter, seeking knowledge is an honor in this world, and the hereafter, by obviously, we want to seek knowledge, not only for the purpose of seeking knowledge, we want to seek knowledge, to learn to understand and to act upon what we learn and understand and then to teach our
People to impart this knowledge to other people
to start teaching other people,
the prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says
Mr Khurana Allah.
So there are a number of steps. I want to learn for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
And then I want to understand, and then I want to act upon or understood, and then I want to impart this knowledge to other people.
And this is the character of the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
My brothers in Islam maybe in the past,
it was difficult for you to go seek knowledge, Barona handler, there's a lot more avenues and platforms and facilities that you could get, attend and learn and acquire knowledge and strengthen yourself and strengthen your Eman and strengthen your knowledge. So you could also pass this knowledge to your children, especially living in a non Muslim society. If we're not going to preserve this knowledge, how do you expect your children to preserve this knowledge? We want our kids to understand Islam but we don't even understand Islam. Recently, I had a father, about 50 years old, he came in spoken to me and said
I looked at him and said, some hammer ma 50 years old and you want to come anymore? Now what triggered you to come and learn the chronic anemia? What did you learn the chronic pain from before? Which I do have a point here as a Muslim born and raised as a Muslim.
Your parents should have at least pushed you to go learn how to read the Quran Karim. And if they if they did not do that, when you're young then at least when you were in your 20s or 30s, you should have saw her learn how to read the Quran Karim Subhan Allah He told me something that he's got a son is about 1314 years old. They came up to him the other day with a chronicle and he said, Dad, can you please teach me how to read this verse. And that's when he felt so small improperly, son, and embarrassed that he's an some coming up to his father, asking him to teach him how to read this verse or to read this verse for him to learn it. And the father doesn't even know how to read it.
If you're empty, can't give anything to anyone else.
50 is all coming to me with gray hairs, wanting to learn how to read the chronically because of the moment that his son comes to him. 1314 years old, his father's dead. Can you read this verse? Can you read this verse to me? Can you teach me this verse Alhamdulillah. It's a good trigger. It's a good spark for someone at the age. And you know, I compliment him even though he's 50 years old, but he did not stop him from going to seek knowledge. But the point is, we want to preserve the Islamic identity within children. We want to protect our children and make sure that our children understand their Deen but has that can happen if we don't even understand your deen itself.
You want them to learn the chronically
Natoma brother in Islam, seeking knowledge doesn't have an age limit.
Then look at yourself, oh, I'm already a father of God, youth of my own. I'm already a grandfather. seeking knowledge does not have an age limit. There is no limit to it. It starts from birth to death. The moment that you are exposed to this world, and you start understanding, then that's the moment that you start seeking knowledge until that moment that allows it takes away from this dunya or takes your intellect away from this dunya
then deprive yourself from seeking knowledge and understanding what Allah subhanaw taala wants from you
and how to solve and put roadblocks in front of you. I'm all I was born here to speak Arabic I don't know I read the Chronicle names of Panama 1000 excuses come up.
1000 excuses come up these days. All these from overseas are
all these don't even know how to speak English 6070s or 80s out on Facebook will lie they teach you how to even you know
how to post things and do things on Facebook. How to play around with Facebook. You told me that didn't put the time and effort for them to learn how to get on Facebook and create an account and do 12345 so Pamela you see that
if you really want to learn you can learn
then create roadblocks and barriers upon yourself that you want to go and seek knowledge are because of these because of that I'm too old I'm too busy. No, no, no, no. You want to seek knowledge again, seek knowledge. You want to learn you can learn regardless of how old you are. Or the United speak Arabic or not read Arabic or not your parents took care of you or not.
Because I know a lot of us in the same boat.
Born and raised he grew up he doesn't really take care of us we've never read Arabic This and that Dan put these as barriers.
Yes, they are challenges, but they're not various
challenges. I'm not saying Well, my son is 15 years old, he's gonna learn what someone is 15 years old, for example, yes. And I'm not saying
it doesn't matter.
It's not the same sermon as Arabic.
These are challenges but not barriers.
These are challenges will not read blocks. You want to learn you learn. You want to get to seek knowledge again, seek knowledge, at least time before lots of paranoia without any have a bank of knowledge that you've saved, decided before lazada at least learn something about your demon know exactly what Allah wants from me. There's nothing more devastating when you see someone who's 5060 years old, been praying for 2030 years. And yeah,
until now the appraisers to incorrect because they've never sought knowledge that just picked it up from their fathers or the grandfathers get and seek knowledge put yourself in an environment in which you can seek my brothers in Islam.
When Allah subhanaw taala opens this door of knowledge for you know that Allah subhanaw taala wants to grant you the best of Wolf, and the greatest of things they have given you.
The best of things on the face of this earth seeking knowledge, greater than wealth, and health and strength and fame and authority and power, and everything that you've got. Because all those things will be left behind what's gonna come with is your knowledge. The moment that you sat down and you learned that moment they opened up
the moment that you want to attend the gathering of knowledge. These are the moments that shall come with you when you face a loss of Hannah Montana, then the problem is solved from seeking knowledge then the problem is from understanding your deen and that's why the shade bomb, the shade bomb, he's more petrified from someone that understands than someone that doesn't understand.
It's a lot more easier for the shaitan to persuade someone that lacks knowledge than some of the knows the knowledge. Knowledge is a weapon.
Knowledge is power.
Knowledge is strength.
Empower yourself with the power of knowledge. Strengthen yourself with the strength of Islam, Gan seek knowledge. Set yourself a time for yourself a program. They attend to a lecture they listen to something that you watch and learn.
alota Allah says there's no goodness in any day that goes past without me increasing my knowledge. If today's knowledge is not yesterday's knowledge, today's day is I was this day.
He and every single day that goes past his life, who learns something of the deen understand something from the Quran. Put yourself a program. It doesn't have to be one hour every single day.
There'll be one hour a day, if he can be done one hour a day every second, not every second day every third day but put yourself make sure that you are developing yourself. Set yourself for a program for yourself for you to start acquiring knowledge and seeking knowledge for a program for you solve the insha Allah every day I aim to learn a hadith I aim to learn a verse I aim to learn something from the deen I aim to learn one must Allah aim to learn one
one matter in Islam, and to learn one event, from the events of the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam from the biography of the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa sallam, put a program but then just live your life. That's it, where you started, is we end up
all the verses that you've known for the last 30 years have been the same
for the last 30 years or the same, everything that you know, is still the same.
That's no advancement in your day in the way that every single one of us wants to advance themselves and advance their life and advance their worth and advance their health and advance in advance. And again, there's nothing wrong with that. On the contrary, again, do that
in line with the advance your knowledge, increase your knowledge and increase your knowledge you feel that strength, the empowerment.
And not only the you feel that close relationship to Allah subhanaw taala advance yourself in knowledge but you are closer to Allah Xhosa and that's why my brothers in Islam I want to give you an opportunity which is one opportunity from the many opportunities out there. Sydney's Tommy college, which is one of the divisions and arms that we've got.
We've opened enrollments for
The second half of the the second semester, if you want to enroll in learning your Islam learning your deep learning,
Allah Hadith, you could enroll, and you could get more details from the brothers while you're leaving the venue. And hamdulillah. There's a number of programs as number of modules you could do, you could do it even online, you could attend the AMA center every Wednesday night or Tuesday night. Or you could even do online. You want to learn Sharia you can you want to learn how to read the Chronicle. You could also enroll in the inner read the Chronicle, you want to profess yourself and read in the Chronicle a handler that's also provided you want to learn the Arabic language that's also provided. And as I mentioned, the Islamic college is only one avenue handler, there's a lot of
other avenues. In the past 1520 years ago, it was a big struggle and challenge me to find the place now handler, it's right at the tip of your fingers, right tips of your fingers, you could just click on something upon yourself and handle a lecture on this topic a lecture on that. But now handler there's an opportunity there on the right for those who are interested in enrolling. For those who are interested in being part of this courses, speak to the brothers inshallah you get more details. As long as you set yourself a program, as long as he put yourself in a program for you to be attached to that handler every single day. I'm advancing my knowledge in Islam, which is an
advancement to your Eman.
When you learn one verse, not only that it goes in the mind also gets in the heart.
You've taken one step further in your knowledge, but also another step further in your email.
You have strengthened your knowledge.
At the same time, you've strengthened your email. So you're moving forward, because knowledge is not just information that can compare something about maths or geography or history. That's not going to increase your faith, even though it's important in your life. But when you learn something about Allah is it increases your knowledge at the same time strengthens your faith. You feel closer to Allah.
When you learn something from the Hadith, you feel closer to the center of the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,
you increase your or you strengthen your knowledge and increasing Eman at the same time.
Some Allah subhanaw taala make us from amongst those who seek knowledge
for the pleasure of Allah subhana wa tada to please Allah
every Muslim dreams to be