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This lectures was delivery by Mufti Taha at the Daral-Ulum Al-Arabiyyah Al-Islamiyyah in Strand, Cape Town, South Africa.
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The topic that I've been given to speak about, says the keys to the treasures
and responsibilities of knowledge. Now that's a bit of a wide topic.
And in view of the time, doctors made it very clear to me no more than five minutes extra.
So, in deference, we'll have to condense these two topics into one set of speaking about the keys of knowledge as a separate one and the responsibilities of knowledge as a separate issue. Let's condense it into one topic, responsibilities of knowledge. First and foremost, what in every Muslim society exists the need for preserving knowledge,
our community here, in the southernmost tip of Africa, the area which I prefer to call
the Guantanamo Bay of 300 years ago,
where they took you to, when you were a troublemaker in your area, and they want you to be as far away as possible from your own area, they take you there, in the middle of nowhere, the southernmost tip of the dark continent, where you won't be able to do much when you won't be able to influence anyone, and where it is how, in a short space of time will use you, you will lose your religion in this particular part of the world has made it such that all of these signals of all of these institutions are studying the deen of Allah. How does that come about? That was because within every generations of Muslims that lived in these paths, they were men who dedicated and devoted themselves
to the task of preserving knowledge. As long as knowledge is going to be these be preserved, Deen will be preserved. When knowledge is no longer preserved, Dean will disappear as well.
At the same time, when people were being brought to this outpost of the world, they were taken elsewhere as well. So many hundreds of 1000s of slaves were taken captured in West Africa taken over to North America and South America, what has happened to them, the Dean was completely lost, because they were never given the opportunity to create these structures within their society, to preserve and perpetuate knowledge. Once knowledge cannot be preserved, one of those structures cannot be created for those for society to preserve its religion and the knowledge of that religion, and religion will disappear as it has disappeared.
This part of the world has blessed by placing what in every generation men of the caliber of views of Congo
and our own Allah that have preceded us, many recently, in every generation, there have been men placed who looked after the preservation of knowledge, if it wasn't abusive, earliest Mufasa in the chromatin 40, and it was the madrasa
when it was a school of Machiavelli when it was the various modalities that we have, and the institutions that continue to preserve that task up to the present day. These are the ones that are responsible for the preservation of knowledge, you are the people who are preserving the You are the people who are preserving Islam in this part of the world. If you disappear, they won't be uninstalled any longer.
This tells you the importance of institutions of the wherefore how many should they be, the more the merrier, have as many of them as possible, because the more we preserve, the more our Deen will remain alive.
The importance of the importance of portable lighting, the importance of Darlene of transmitting generation after generation
our history teachers of that particular lesson, having understood inshallah, then the importance of having these institutions. Now we come what we do in these institutions, we access the legacy of syedna, Mohammed,
he has come to this world, he has brought us something here through RMIT, there was a time when he decided the Quran to us, what was received by him had to be passed along to others than anyone anyone have. Not bad on long run samyama carletti favara Ha, ha ha karma Samia for Obama loving of insomnia in this way,
encouraged all of us to continue the entire motto, continue the task of transmitting this knowledge, when we access that knowledge, then having understood inshallah, the importance of it, then together with the manner in which we engage in the preservation of knowledge, there are a number of points that one needs to take care of, those are the ones that are identified as the keys to the treasures
the responsibility of the student,
of the purveyor of knowledge of the one who presents it in preserves it and pass it on to others, your responsibilities. The one is your initial responsibility. The other one is your eventual responsibility, initial responsibility, the day you complete your materials, and five or eight, whatever it might be, and you decide I want to study
the other set of responsibilities that start from there onwards, that day, you embark upon your search for knowledge, and the day you graduate. And another set of responsibilities thereafter. So initially, is
the responsibilities of the student, and thereafter it becomes the responsibility of the graduate. Once you've graduated, what you do thereafter, these two responsibilities, first, the keys and thereafter what do you do with those keys? often it happens that you're given the key and you never utilizing to open the treasures, that is a waste, everything that has come up to that moment, whatever has been imparted to you at that moment, if it is not used to take it further and fulfill and bring to fulfillment the search for knowledge, then it has been a waste of exercise. So we will touch upon inshallah both sides. Initially, your responsibilities as student everything starts from
where from in mallamma, linear equilibrium and your first and foremost responsibility to be somewhat edifying about it, it starts off from a class now these are points upon which others perhaps have touched a will touch one. And definitely in your studies. You come across this a hadith and you've been given
the shank of the Hadith and commentary upon it. It is not for me to dilate upon it, but merely to draw your attention to it. It is difficult within 45 minutes to cover what we normally do in six years, five years or four years, whatever it might be. The preparation of a student to go out into the world and be the island or Diem and preserve the influence activities is something which we cannot possibly imaginably condense into 40 minutes. So just touch upon a few topics here and there. The moment you decide to come study, check your media, what is the NEA? Why have you decided if you have decided to take take take of this on account of the prestige that is attached to the name of an
alum? Forget it. This is not for you don't do something else. If you've decided to take up this path in order to preserve a last Dean Juanita Guna, Karima de la jolla Bismillah by all means, go ahead. Check the media First of all, having done that, your second point is that where do you receive that knowledge from knowledge of the the modern man the factual knowledge about the new can get anywhere these days. You can have it from a Muslim as well as from anonymous TV. You can have it at a university as well as it as a traditional madrasa. But in this Deen of ours we've been told by our
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Medina, Amanda Kononenko, you take your knowledge from that person whose heart is imbued with a man whose heart is imbued with the love of a marathon and
if that is not, they do not take knowledge from the as correct or incorrect as the police might be. But if the heart is not imbued with those particular qualities, do not take knowledge from me. What are
the crina? What Ah, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, there's going to be no obedience or any such person. So therefore, the source of knowledge or your source of knowledge is going to be one of two.
It's going to be initially the teacher familiar received the knowledge and on top of it, the book from which that knowledge is going to be studied. Books are many. It is the responsibility of the teacher to see that in the future.
of the book in the choosing of the subject matter that is going to be taught, he chooses for the student that which is going to be of maximum benefit for him, we shouldn't simply perpetuate systems because this is the way that it had been done, it has to be done in a way that is most beneficial for the student in terms of the need, as it exists out there. Thereafter, you have a class in place and you have chosen a good person, a good Institute to receive your knowledge from when you embark upon knowledge embark upon your search you you engage in knowledge in something important here, the first one was the last the second point was personally SPR choose a very good
location we even received knowledge from the third point is an HDR, and must speak about HDR we become a must identify and speak about HDR when you burn the midnight oil from an palava Lola
effort needs to be made this in God says in
de la de wallonie this knowledge you cannot get simply by wishing this knowledge you cannot get by saying If only I was an army is a way of becoming and for that we have to work hard, you have to work hard, you have to burn the midnight oil spend so many more hours poring over those books than what the class presents class might be? Four hours, five hours a day is gonna have to be something else that you do on your own, instigate it you have the pathways reach the heights, it has been an account of the fact that he has taken on his own personal time made effort and on account of that, on account of that localized lazy, those who are not prepared to make an effort to sacrifice time
and effort will not be able to reach those particular heights. So as lost First of all, first of all, spr secondly, good choice. And thirdly, working hard in that regard. And one very, very important thing.