Advice to a Friend #01 – Introduction

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hamdulillah number one a stain on a stone film. When I was learning Sharona, fusino cicr Medina, Mayor De La Villa de la la Mama, you've little fella had Yella or Chateau La la la la la la sharika was shadow and no Mohammed and Idaho Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa early he was talking to your son number two Stephen cathinone, the oma Dean, and my back. First of all, we praise a loss of hematology for bringing us back to some level of normal, whatever that means moving forward, but that Allah Subhana, Allah has blessed us to gather in his house to

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study a very important book that has probably gone unnoticed by many people. But in shallow China, we'll see the importance of this book that we're going to be studying within like China, which, as you can see, it says, even claims advice to a friend, the Arabic name for this book, or what they they call it, what is printed in Arabic is decided to live in an IM Isla de quani, which literally translates as a letter from him or even in claims letter to one of his brothers, but he is not talking about his siblings, it's talking about a brother of his Auntie a companion of his a friend of his. So it's translated under this title. Let me see.

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For those of you don't have the book, it is available in some stores here. And it's translated under the under the title heartfelt advice to a friend heartfelt advice to a friend. And that is

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basically what this is, it's no claims advice to a friend of his and that advice is very comprehensive.

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It is almost as you'll see, in Sharla, as we go along, it is almost the perfect book to follow the study of alodia by shaker the same between me or him or lozada, which we've been doing since January, right. So this book kind of builds on those foundations that we that we covered in the book, a little Buddha bicycle, his name, Tamia. And it talks, as you'll see, in Sharla. When we do an overview of the book, it talks about some of the specific things that you can do to draw closer to a loss of Hannah with Adam. And we're going to cover some of the things that will bring you harm if you have particular qualities and how to avoid them. And we're going to talk about shadow and

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shadow and Shadow Work being those things that that you desire. So you or that a person's lusts and their whims and shubo hat and what that affects. And also a purse, a shoe both hands, which are those things normally translated as doubts. Okay, but she was a little different from doubts in the sense that a shubha is something that causes you to believe something that you shouldn't believe. Okay? So it's not just any kind of doubt, like, you might doubt what day it is, is it when you might not know, right? But that's not that's not a sugar. Sugar is something that affects your beliefs. Okay, and it makes you believe something that you should not believe. So all of these things are

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covered in this book. And being the nightside we're going to start with a brief overview of the topics of this book of note is that this book actually doesn't have a title. Okay? doesn't actually have a title yet. It's printed under the title because you can't just print a book with a blank cover page. But it can Okay, I actually wrote this as a letter. It was just a letter that he wrote to, to a friend of his, and then somehow analog was included amongst his amongst his works, and it was it was later printed, and it was printed under this title of reseller of letters, just the letter was added to the nakaya ila, I had the one he fight. So inshallah you're going to see right

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now, what the next 10 weeks is going to look like in the law, he Tada. So, week one, which is this week, the 15th of September 2020, we're going to cover the bio of him or him or lozada, along with an introduction to the book and an introduction to the book is not just introductory matters, it will claim is actually going to go in from the beginning and shallow data and give us some very salient points that we can take away.

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Then each week follows so we to the straight path and the need for guidance. So we're going to talk a bit more about what is the straight path what is the Ceylon was the theme and every Muslims need for guidance.

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The and what does that mean? What does that mean?

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This guidance mean and where and where do we need this guidance right? The week after that maybe like tada in the in the following week so the week three and four, we're going to talk about the four essentials for for achieving Imam Imam in the deen

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and that is based on the statement of Allah subhanaw taala which is a little Tina amendment right so from the statements that are made by a battered woman we shake up Muhammad actually teaching that class this effective man but the qualities of the servants of a rough man

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from the equalities is that they make this what jalna and make us for make us m&ms for the terpene but notice it says mmm and it doesn't say him so make us any ma'am for the mocking and we will talk about all of that and why it's singular and so on and so forth and

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the week after inshallah week five six keys for happiness so if no came by mala is going to talk about the essentials for happiness

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following that inshallah week six the religion revolves around four principles and so we're going to go into detail about what they are in the law and then the following three weeks after that, so week seven, eight and nine all we're going to be talking about is a solid

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a solid and there were four hook buzz here on having who sure and supply even okay I'm here is going to talk about how to make the Select core water iron in LEC, how to make in Korba Dinah's will cover in shala is greater than just love. Okay, so when something becomes a translate is the coolness of your eye, right? You probably heard that phrase before, which means nothing in English.

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It means that it is where you find your total enjoyment. Okay, in the process of line, it was some sort of journey, let's call it to it for Salah that my total enjoyment has been made in the prayer even Okay, and Rahim Allah Allah says, How do you get to that level where Salaam becomes your total enjoyment, you have to have these six things. Number one is sincerity. Number two is civil, which is truthfulness with the laws of hammer data. Number three is compliance and adherence. Four is a sand and more often,

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if Sam means that you do things excellently why, because you do them as though you are seeing a loss of habitat and even though you cannot see him, you know that he sees you and maraca is to know that Allah Subhana, Allah is watching you, number five is attesting to the favors of Allah Subhana, who was added.

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Knowing that everything that you have that is good has come from him, somehow it's an and not because of your own, you know, because you're so smart, or because you've worked so hard. And number six, is to recognize your shortcomings and all of that. Alright, so we're going to take three weeks to cover those,

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those six topics and for those of you who do know Arabic And check out the rizek, and better haveto lo data. In his explanation of this book, he covered each one of those in a lesson and each lesson was approximately an hour. So he covered each of those topics sincerity for an hour's sit for an hour compliance and adherence for hours. So if you go back, you'll find that a shout out and then the last week inshallah even mentioned at towards the end of the book four principles dealing with knowledge and action and in alignment. So we're going to cover that in the last class with a comprehensive overview of the entire letter. So once we get back once we get to the end, I'm going

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to start back from the beginning, and you'll see how it all ties together be in the law E to Ana. Okay. Now before we get started today, as is customary, what do we need to do?

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Get the juices flowing? Okay. hamdulillah All right. So to get sick more time, can you see? Okay, um, de la escena.

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What is snack? Okay. What is the title of the book we're studying? Why is this book important?

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Who is the author of the book we're studying? When and where was he born? Who are his most famous students? What qualities must one possess to be considered blessed? That is bad. What is the root cause of harm befalling people, according to the author? Talk about love, love.

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In light of the favorite ones mentioned

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to you, as is customary if you know the answers to these questions you can leave now

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everybody comfortable with the anybody want to go in and take a shot at it

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all right hamdulillah so we live by the time we get to the end of the lesson today inshallah to Allah you will feel comfortable talking about those five inshallah. Tada. So, just to go very quickly about the title of the book that we're studying, what is the title of the book that we're studying?

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It really doesn't have a title. And that's okay. Okay, it was given a title by those who came after. And the title in English that we have of the printed book is what heartfelt advice to a to a friend and in Arabic is called, decided to even heal me, Amy Isla Howdy, honey. All right. That's, that's important to know, just because look, if you want to, for example, if you know Arabic and you want to look for see who did an explanation of the book, you need to have some kind of way to reference it. Right. And that is what it is referenced as. Alright, we're going to start at the beginning of the printed book, which I think the biography of Immanuel came starts on page nine. And so we'll

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read from there it is page nine chicken. He's not like

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Oh, why why is this book important?

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based on just look at the overview that we went through the right the 10 weeks. Why do you think this book is important?

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Anybody?

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Yes?

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How to love your brother in love yourself. Tie it with part Did you get that from out of the

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the the overview?

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Okay, Mashallah.

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his advice to a friend, but why is that important? Yeah.

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Because he wants good for his brother in this world. And the next type that is going to come actually, he's going to talk about that

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wild type. So what is it? he is he is something important when you know who the author is, right?

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Let's know the importance of the book. So that's why it's also important to know who your author is. That's why we're gonna go over biography quickly. But knowing who the author is, because if he writes advice to a friend is different from just any time they can Harry writing a book or writing a letter to a friend, right. But from the things that you saw from the overview, there's something stand out to you.

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Yeah.

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All right. So look at this right here.

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Is, is knowing what is necessary to become an Imam and the deen is that important?

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Absolutely, absolutely important. And don't think that becoming an Imam in the religion because some people might say, well, I want to be anybody's man. Right?

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That's once you start looking at what what does it mean to become an Imam and the religion, then you'll see why it's important to know that, is it important to be happy?

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Absolutely, because happiness true happiness in this life leads to happiness in the next life. So there are six keys for that. Isn't that important to know what those keys are to open up those doors? Right? If the, if the entirety of the religion, even though claim is claiming revolves around four principles, it's not important to know what those four principles are. So you see the importance of this book? Because, in reality, you're learning about the entirety of the deen you're learning the coeliacs is what they call the broad universal principles of the religion tight for the crushing

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lemon and

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more mercy upon him. His name is the man the half the extra G, the legal jurist shakealert slam, Abu Abdullah shamsudeen Mohammed Abu Bakar, better known as

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Josie type, so first first His name is what What is his name? Muhammad? A been a B backer. A been a you is probably not in a book inside. Mohammed even heavy bulky ribbon I you even sad for you. Why was he called a bin

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or a bin Hyeme el Dozier and you do not say a bin al Qaeda, Al Jazeera

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All right, so you either say ebin Lkm or Eben ML Josie

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because KM is a superintendent and l Jo Xia was the name of the school

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or really the college where his because it was a heavily School of Law. That's that's where his father, that's where Abu Bakar right because his name is Mohammed in every bucket. So his father's name was what? Abu Bakar Abu Bakar even au that's his father, Abu Bakar Urbana you his father was the superintendent of L Josie. That was the name of the school. All right. Have you ever heard of Ebon l Josie?

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A lot of people they confuse it But no, I am. And even Josie Josie whose name was the rock man his name is Abraham a even a Josie five what's the relationship between him and even Josie even KML Josie and Evelyn Joseph it's not a coincidence

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even with Josie Harrison name use of they call them UD okay use of m&m Drama Josie

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and his son started that school.

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And he named it after the family name. So the school was called l madrasa. l Josie in Damascus. Okay, so he started that school. And then Abu Bakar a bin au, who was the father of Eman, okay and became the superintendent of that school. Or like we would say a principal. So he was Hyeme. That's the that's what the superintendent is. He was Chi ml Josie. And he was the superintendent of L Josie. And then even and even Oh, km that's that's why he was called the son of the superintendent of L. Josie. And that's when he became famous says even though he knew Hi, email Josie now, the people during his time, they never just called him

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because they were a lot of times, right? They always call them even higher middle Josie. And then later on down the line when he became the famous one then they just started calling him like in modern times, even ultion. But you won't find it. Like his students have been cathedra but they didn't call him in LP and they always call them even Okayama Josie Alright, so his full name was what is running back Mohammed. Even heavy bucket. Even I you even sad now? Uh, domestically.

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Okay, this will take that pin.

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You left handed on local

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pennant with your left hand brother.

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All right. What else to say about him right there.

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Didn't go back past his name. Okay. hamdulillah. And what does that tie in? What is a I am a superintendent or principal it depends they use it interchangeably. No.

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Father is birth and education. He was born into a noble and knowledgeable family under 7691.

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In the village observed, yeah, so that's contested like whether his family was a knowledgeable family that's not really something that is was mentioned heavily in the in the books of his biography. His father was a his father was considered to be a scholar, especially in the laws of inheritance. But other than that, he wasn't from like a long line of scholars in the family

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know

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from an early age what what was the date? He was born seventh seventh seventh of suffer 696 91 All right, so the seventh of suffer 691 All right, make sure you know that he was born in

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one type of shape are the same. It's a me it was born when?

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Exactly 30 years before 661 Okay. All right

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now,

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Mashallah. 691 was was was 1292 Okay, so just think about how long ago was that?

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Not 800 not quite 800. Yeah. So eight centuries, like any mesh, so 728 years and 730 years ago, like 1290 to 200 years before Christopher Columbus took sail

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Tie mash from an early age, he said about acquiring knowledge of the Islamic sciences from the scholars of his time describing his desire for knowledge of how to read that again about Zahra, what did he say?

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He, he was pointing to nobody and now your family

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691

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in the village, and he wasn't he wasn't born in the village. He was born in domestic. His family is from that village, which is like 55 miles away from from Damascus. But he was he was actually born in Damascus.

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From an early age, he said about acquiring knowledge of the Islamic sciences from the scholars of his time, describing his desire for knowledge of habit.

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They'll

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say you had to read the books way so you have the knowledge of set. He said he had an intense love for knowledge for books, publications and writings. They said they said no claim nobody in Damascus had a library bigger than his. He said his library was the largest library in Damascus. And Damascus was the home of that was like the hub of knowledge in Syria during that time and Sham knowledge at that particular time. So that that's impressive for him to have had the largest library.

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And it shows it shows because later in his life, right, because he was he was young like he was building his library from the time he was young. Later on in his life, he was spent a lot of time in Mecca, like he rose out of the mind and Mecca without any books.

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But the references are crazy, like he memorized his books. In fact, they say that he memorized some very large books that he would read to some of these machines no

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further, just further

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even considered a B die when the hire said he acquired from such books that which others could not acquire. And he developed a deep understanding of the books of the seller, and that the

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institution shapes

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they include she had a Naboo at NAB Lucy quality,

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a man from whom he studied ID, all the battery team in a jetpack

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in Jamaica has one of the most famous books on tolerable M and how to seek knowledge Ted Kyoto to salmon. What's the Africa the full title a little book by image Amar was famous famous book

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from whom he studied.

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And Hawaiian, Hawaiian is in North Well actually, Hawaiian is in Turkey, right but on towards the northern part of Syria with the border of Turkey and that's what Jake was saying was from shakily Sam, near el Hi, Ronnie was actually was Turkish

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and also spoke Turkish men if a man spoke Turkish

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and also his father, from whom he learned the laws of inheritance. However, the most notable of his teachers was shaken his lab didn't pay me yet Damien, who may accompany that study under for 16 years and have the Nuka theatre said he attained a great proficiency in many branches of knowledge particularly knowledge of tafsir D and also when she

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returned from Egypt in the year 712 type 712 11 okay and was born

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691 691 So how old was even okay him when he first started studying with shake with Islam

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21 right he was 21 and shake was Sam was how old

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he was 30 years old and him so shake was saying was 51 I just want you to understand look at the dynamic look at the relationship because there's different dynamics I mean, sometimes you shake might only be eight years nine years old and he sometimes is like that, right depends

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in knowing those ages is important to see well what did he get from him even Rajat for example? It was you who was one of the students have no idea how it was even Roger when he started studying 11 Okay.

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14 How was he whenever he came back

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15 so you only studied with him for a year different than the relationship between him and okay him and shake was

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Same team here. Right? Who He was 21. He was 51. Right? It's totally different dynamic.

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Now

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along with Stan,

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right, so So, in 712, and 712, after the hinges on when she was named came back to the mesh, he came back to Damascus from Cairo. That's when Eminem claim started, started to study with him and he stayed with him for 16 years. Until shakila, Sam died and 728

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and they both got locked up together and 726 they were in the same prison

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shape with Sam got locked up and 726 and died in prison even Okay, him didn't get out until a month and he got locked up because of this thing.

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And then he died the month, excuse me. Sadly, Sam died in 728 A month after he died, that's when he came out of prison.

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So he was literally with him till death.

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Except that some of the the, the, the biographers say that they would not allow to be together in prison. But you see from the later books, and Allah Subhana, Allah knows best. You see from the later books, there was some interaction between them, even when they were locked up together. Now, they used to ignore him and some of the other students have taken the same, they will visit him when he was in prison alone, because he got locked up in 720. As well, as before they got locked up together.

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He got locked up. Well, the last time he got locked up, it was because of a book that they wrote against the people who worship at the grapes. So they still have a bill and wax, which is to seek relief and help from the from the saints.

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So they wrote a book against that. And because that was so prevalent at that particular time, the the other scholars went to the government and had them

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had him locked up.

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When she

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returned from Egypt in the year 712. He stayed with the ship until he died, learning a great deal of knowledge from him, along with the knowledge that he had already occupied himself in a team. So he became a unique scholar in many branches of knowledge.

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Yes, Penn Law law can be said about that. A lot can be said about even okay him because he was a scholar in his own right. I mean, like he was a bona fide scholar, even though he's most known for being a student of shapeless name and tell me if shaking his head if like, they say that he's probably like the most underrated

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scholar because of the fact that he was out shadowed by by his shape. But other than that, he was he was tremendous. And his study even before me, meaning sacred Islam, he memorized some of the books of the shadow, you know, in terms of our little canal. And when I say memorize them, memorize them all and and the nakida. And that is why he was so

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well versed in knowing how to deconstruct their arguments based on Aquinas and

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yeah,

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in version, one of the six was the enemy of shapeless named Amy. Sophia Dean Hindi is the one at one of the ones that's mentioned that that was part of the monado between sacred Assam for the manava, about allottee. That was clear.

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Remember, we studied that back in a couple years ago, right there was that the great debate between sacred Islam and some of the other scholars, and one of the scholars that was against shaker slam was Sophia Dean in Hindi, he was one of the shakes of him, okay, you

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know, his manners and worshipping many other students and contemporaries and one witness to his excellent character. So I want you to look both here. We're talking about the knowledge of Immanuel Kant and then we're talking about the implementation of that knowledge. So look at what look at what some of his own students say about his character, about how his in his devotion to Allah Subhana Allah,

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excellent character and his management worship.

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Rahim Allah said, he may Allah have mercy upon him with constant and worship, performing and performing the Knights prayer, reaching the limits and lengthening his prayer and devotion alone because he was constantly in a state of difference and had an intense love for a law. He also had a deep love for turning to Allah in the sentence, humbling himself to him with a deep sense of humility and helplessness. He will froze up at the doors of divine obedience and servitude. Indeed, I have not seen the likes of him.

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With regards to such matters is that's profound. And even though even,

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you know, he only studied with him for one year, okay? You still he didn't write that book when no Kane was still alive. Like he didn't write about Immanuel Kant Immanuel Kant was still alive. So went him saying later on down alive, never met anybody like him when it comes to that never met anybody like him. That's profound. The other thing to note is that even logic started studying when he was four years old.

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Sounds strange, right? He started tolerable in when he was four years old. By the time he was with him at fourth at 14, he had already been studying beam for 10 years.

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So you read about the biography of Roger, and you start to see his grandfather used to take him to the doodles when he was young, and he would memorize the stuff at the age of four. And a lot of them they will finish the Quran at the age of seven and start memorizing Hadeeth and so forth, like, you know, that was,

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and there's no law he will like there's no difference in terms of the creation of Adam between them and us. Meaning that children today can still finish memorizing the Quran and seven, it can still start memorizing Hadees after that, it could still happen. It just has to be Alou will him and your aspirations have to rise.

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aspirations have to rise I mean, you have to you have to want that and putting instilling that and your children let people say what they're gonna say, Oh, you need to let them have fun and they can have fun after you memorize a Brian shala So today, you memorize a page or two pages of crying then you can go out and play

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or whatever. But the point is, any having that desire to raise you know, children that are going to benefit the home of Mohammed bin Abdullah salado, Salah, and benefit you after your death. Like that's important, that's important that you you know that those aspirations exist otherwise, and believe me, and the reality is those people who want their children I'm telling you, I know I'm not talking about making this up. And maybe some of you notice the people who want their children to be doctors, you know, when they start planning for them.

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From the time she gets pregnant, they've already mapped out where this kid is gonna go to preschool, the extra curricular activities they need to do, the course of study they need to have and so on and so forth. They map all that stuff out, because metal med school is so competitive, that they have to have all this extra stuff. So they start mapping panela you want your child to be my last handout is leave to be for the people agenda start planning early.

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Start playing early not

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Luca Thea rahimullah said he was constant in humbly in treating and calling upon his Lord. If you say Well, fine manage, he had a great deal of love and did not harboring any envy or malice towards anyone, nor did he seek to harm or find fault with them. I was one of those who most often kept company with him, and was one of the most beloved of people to him. I do not know anyone who's who's saying this.

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And what's even could be a very famous for, for his Tafseer. Right.

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He was one of the most famous students of all time.

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I did not know anyone in the world, this time. with greater a greater worshiper than hemps, Panama, his prayer used to be very lengthy. With prolonged battling and frustrations.

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His colleagues would criticize him for this, yet he never reverted back. Nor did he abandon this practice. May Allah bestow His mercy upon

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his students and works among the most prominent students were didn't get here at the heavy one day when kids here die.

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Yes, your 748 No,

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no, no, no.

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No,

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keep going. Read that read when they die because there's a mistake there. Okay. 774 at

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748 isn't registered 751. Right. And that is in 795, not 751 even though claim himself back, and 751. Notice that two of his students that are listed here at that heavy diet three years before him and then the one now coming in at

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744. Right. So some of his students died before him which is also not abnormal. Even abdulhadi died young. He was only 38 when he died.

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Even though Kane was older than him and McCain was 14 years old.

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As well as two of his sons, Ibrahim, shut down

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Yeah, Abdullah is the one who claims Konya comes from so he's called Abu Abdullah

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Abdullah even came

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with it over 60 words, his books and writings are characterized by their touching addressed to the heart and soul as well as their accuracy, precision, strength, argument and depth of research in the field.

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So skip that he wrote in fifth he wrote and he wrote in Hadeeth, he wrote in IP that he wrote and, and sealed up the profit is a lot to say in various other subjects. Now, skip that

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in two books.

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Let's skip the whole part about his works. Okay, statements of the scholars about time. So just in terms of his works, what do any of you know what even Pam has written? What are some of the most famous books ever? Okay, yeah.

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This disease of the hearts and its cure, type in English now.

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Whenever we write the medicine of the prophetic medicine,

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or anything else,

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what else wearable asleep. He has a book called wearable asleep, which is short healthcare limited by Shri Krishna. She wrote a book on on car called

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kelim. py. And even though km explained it in a book called weapon asleep,

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which is which is one of the best books on Epcot, and part of it has been translated to English. Part of that book

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entails that the mad and murder is probably one of his most famous books, wrote that towards the end of his life. Another book, called the author to life and 30 collegial attain, and he has a lot of a lot of books that that are well known amongst students now. praise of the scholars for them.

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New Relic said he had deep knowledge concerning texia. And the fundamentals of the religion, reaching the highest degree concerning them both Similar is the case in the field of ID with regards to understanding its means Socrates. Socrates, yeah, yeah.

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certainty and deducing rulings from them, likewise, was the case in the field of FIFA, and his full suit, as well as the Arabic language, he did a great service to the sciences. He was also knowledgeable about rhetoric, grammar, and

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as well as the subtleties and details that occur in the speech of the people.

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Yeah, so so here if

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he makes a point to note that I am, was very aware of what he says the canal of Allah to Seoul. And we've talked about the soul of several occasions when we dealt with the Buddha. But the reason why he brought that up is because if we don't pay him by him, hello, data,

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had the ability to read and decipher those works. And the reason why that's that's interesting or even important, is because a lot of the books have to so Wolf, which some people translate as mysticism and not all to soul has mysticism, but a lot of it are they call him he shall write like illusions, not illusions, but illusions alluding to something else right. So you say one thing, but it has these other meanings Incorporated. And even though kayam was very knowledgeable about how to decipher their language, which which made him an asset in that field. Now skip that go go to his death, because for sake of time,

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is there email passed away at the age of 60 on the 13th night of budget 751 last shower is Mercy's apartment. So he died in 751. Right 751 so how many years between the time he got out of prison and the time he died?

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The 20 part was right. The one part is not right. He got out of prison and 728 the month after the shake was Sam died. So 23 years, right? In those 23 years, that's when he authored all of his books. He did he didn't author anything Wow. shaker Stan was still alive. So he started writing after that point.

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He became a very prominent teacher in Damascus. He also did travel. And he did go to Cairo several times. He also went to Mecca at least five times,

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at least five times for Hajj, and he would stay there and write books as well.

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So if we go over this very quickly, when was he born?

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691 Where was he born?

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And Damascus, in terms of his education and his teachers, who are some of his most famous teacher.

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sake was named Tamia by him all low tide, but he was educated. In Damascus, Damascus, again was the hub of knowledge. Right? So the reality was he didn't have to go travel to a lot of places to learn every all of the scholars of that particular time in different fields. I mean, there were scholars in every field right there in Damascus, whom he studied with

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his most famous students.

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Mr. Roger, Evan, Kathy.

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avi even have the laddie fire some of his works. We talked about the praise of the scholars I mean, that just just to know who he was with Hannah law is is very important to give his works, the dare do to know that subpoena law. He was a scholar. In all of those fields, there's a polymath type his death he died in 751 751. Now

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that 751 751 now so he was 60 years old when he died.

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All of that all of that was after the death of shape of the stand.

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Yes.

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Have a poverty lalla

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Bane, Omar by me it's

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as 400 years between them they, yeah, he he bet he benefited tremendously from the tip zero poverty, but he never he didn't study with him direct tie Bismillah let's go to the introduction of book followship

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introduction of the book.

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The next page after is the name of the law. There you go. Bismillah With the name of Allah, the Merciful, the Most Merciful, amen.

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In Kalyan, and Josie and a lot of students mercy upon him said, I asked a lot in whom I have hoped to answer our prayers, to embrace the brother Allah Deen with his kindness in this life and the afterlife, to make him a source of benefit to others, and to make them blessed wherever he may be. For indeed, the bulk of a man lies in his teaching of the good wherever he may land, and in his advice to every person he meets Thai, Thai hamdulillah. Okay, so this is the beginning and it all came by him, Allah Tada, starts out this letter to his friend by making dua for him. And he's about to give him advice. And he starts this advice out with Duan and it's important that when you are

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advising somebody that they feel from you that you want that from them, that you want good for them. Right, and that you are somebody who has their best interests at heart and that you're merciful with that advice, that you're gentle with that advice that you're lenient with that advice.

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And Allah Subhana Allah expressed this to the Prophet alayhi salatu was Salam when he said hello,

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Furby ma, ma t Mina la healin Tila home. It is from the mercy of a law that you will lenient with them lo couldn't have been an evil villain, abdomen Holic. Has you been harsh? Had you been hard hearted with them? They would have ran away from around you. Right? So or they would have scattered from the landfill bloomin Holic, right so being lenient with the one that you are going to advise is very important. Starting out with DUI is important. And what was the do

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the internal cleaning claim by him Allahu taala made for him. And his name is Eilat Dean and we don't know who I lead with Dennis. And to be honest with you is not actually important. And for our particular purposes, so we're not exactly sure who either Dina's but if you don't pay him says he's making do is that Allah Subhana Allah your sin, La Jolla. So you

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You're here, when the students are reading to their Sheriff or they're going to ask their Schaefer question they say I sent a low E link, right? May Allah be good to you? That's a very literal translation. May Allah be good to you, I sent a low E link. So he's asking Allah to be good to Allah deem fit dunya will fill FAO, right? So in endocrine, you hear you hear lots of times Allah say what Bill Wiley daini Center, right? To be good to your, to your parents, that good is all encompassing is that doesn't specify one type of good over another type of good or one type of benevolence over another type of benevolence. So, here I am is asking the loss of habitat to be good to Allah D in

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this life, and in the next. And then he says why in fact be he and to make him a source of benefit. So panela when somebody makes do add to you, for you, that allow make you a source of benefit, that you know, that also means what because you being a source of benefit means that you have benefited yourself first, you're not going to benefit others until you have actually benefited yourself. So that do I never I love Baek Mae ally, you know, make you a source of benefit is also inclusive of making do add that a lot make you benefit, make you benefit and make you beneficial to others, where Jada who moved down I can Am I can miss this part is is amazing, right? Where he says and make him

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blessed. Wherever he may be, make him blessed. Okay. And then he goes on and he talks about what that means. He says that go back he says for in Nevada conserve water. No tadeu little hail, hey through hell no one knows who the Quality Manager tammara be. He says because and so so he asked Allah Subhana Allah to make him Mubarak to make him Mubarak. Okay.

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If

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somebody says to you right now, who here does not know Arabic? Just raise your hand? Okay, good.

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times Yeah. If I said to you, may Allah subhana wa tada

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make you from amongst those who yet hallucinogen? netta be right? it he said.

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I was sent me.

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Exactly.

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Right. Right. So if you don't know it yet, hold on. Let me write it. He said me You don't even know whether you should say I mean to that. Right. So that's not really the point. The point here is that everyone came in saying, may Allah make you Mubarak, wherever you are. I tell you, if you don't know what being Mubarak means, then how can you be that right? So, so even km is now saying this is what it means to be Mubarak. This is what it means to be bad to be blessed wherever you are. It means that you teach people the good you teach them that which is beneficial to them in this life and the next May Allah make you from them may last month out and make us from Muslim me. So he sent me a law

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make you from them, those people who teach people good wherever they are, and they teach them that which is beneficial. And that and that not only could diminish Mr. B and that he advises everyone that ever congregates with him that he advises them.

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Yanni, even if it's a shame, man, even if it's a shame, even if it's somebody he doesn't, you know, necessarily it even if it's that person, there's some type of advice with everyone. He congregates with man, we talk about that in a little bit what that means and what that advice could look like. But the point is even okay him is explaining to him. He's explaining to him what it means to be robotic. And the reason why and the reason why this is important,

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is because every dollar that you make, has to be followed with bednblue suburb. And in another words, when you ask Allah subhana wa tada for something from the way of Alison, is that you also strive to bring about that which you are asking Allah subhanho wa Taala for right so

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and this is the prophet Isaiah Salatu was Salam told us it is Allah Yun Felker. Strive in the path Yanni strive to do

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Which is going to benefit you? What's that in biller and see colossal pain with Alice? Eight. So if somebody asks a loss of Hannah Watada for a min effort, they ask a law for beneficial knowledge. And then they don't do anything to achieve beneficial knowledge.

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How's that supposed to happen?

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If they ask a loss of hand, which added guidance to the straight path, and then they leave the message and then they head over somewhere that is not the straight path and they know it's not the straight path,

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then they're contradicting their own.

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Right? If they ask Allah subhana wa Taala, for righteous children, yet they never attempt to get married. Right? Then this, then this is why it's a contradiction of terms. I personally, it doesn't work like that. So even Okay, him is teaching him or him here is making draft for him. And then explaining that, so that you understand what to do is that's why it's important to study, do I write that you're not just that you memorize empty words, not that the words are empty, but I'm saying you're memorizing them, but you don't know what they mean. So they're not going to have the effective date that they should have. And so that's why it's very important. The talking about what

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it means to be blessed, and we'll talk about that a little bit more, but it's the latter out of but if you look at the the Hadith of the Prophet alayhi salatu salam, one of the ads that he would make in the morning, according to him, Selamat er, the alarm chatter and this Heidi, there is some weakness in the Heidi in terms of the narration and soon into Timothy, but there are other narrations that support the Hadith that the Prophet sallallahu wasallam was say in the morning. Aloma in need. Luca elmen nafion What is IE Ben? Where am Alan moussaka Bella type those three things the prophecy somewhat asked for in the morning, which are what all I asked you for beneficial

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knowledge and

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wisdom contai even any pure good sustenance, pure good earnings, right? Where am ln motor Kabbalah and actions that are that are accepted. In other words, it's like the Prophet sallallahu wasallam, at the very beginning of his day, is setting the intentions for that day, asking Allah subhanho wa Taala for his aid, and bringing everything that he does together on one of those three, one of those three things, either beneficial knowledge,

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which proceeds knowledge proceeds, what statements and actions. So the first thing that he asked last time two out of four is beneficial knowledge. And then he's asking him for a risk that is hilarious.

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Right, and or not this just halau but on top of that, right, so that his earnings that his sustenance, be that which is pure and pleasing to Allah Subhana tada and I'm aligned with Kabbalah, right, which which is accepted actions and that is because not everything that a person does, claiming to want to draw closer to Allah Subhana Allah for is accepted by law, as well. Only those things which are sincerely done, but his pleasure and in accordance to the teachings of the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and notice here, I mean this Heidi, just imagine that a person says this in the morning. Oh Allah, I asked you for after salata Virgin and he says, what lemania

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said, Okay.

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What is

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it even while I'm in a motor cabinet, and then he goes to sleep to the hotel?

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Where's the m&ms

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supposed to come to you in a dream?

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Where's the rest of the pie? Or that's what they call passive income these days. We'll work on you know put put my money somewhere make money for me without working for it. What is complaining? Well, I'm an amateur where I'm Alistair when you sleep.

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Yanni another word, another word is think about the privacy Sonam is an is saying this do and then doing what? Then going out to work to accomplish what it is that he asked Allah Subhana Allah for. So Ally's widow helps him and as we talked about before, Eliza Jill decrees what the cause and the and the effect. He decrees the cause and the effect and asking the loss of hands out of it for his aid and that is very important and has an adversity, but he will load data he says in more in men knowledges is two types in will be the same.

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The knowledge of the heart and the knowledge of the tongue.

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knowledge of the heart is what is beneficial and knowledge of the tongue is heard you to learn how to have the knowledge the tongue is a lost proof against his servant as you said it, but you didn't actually

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According to it, alright, so asking the last phase out of it and whenever, and then acting according to that seeking his halau, his halau risk, all of these things are important not

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that we didn't read the I

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read is a

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time when jelly mobile can aid Americans. This is from Susan Merriam. And the translation of the meanings reads, and he has made me bless it wherever I am. This is to mean he made me that is

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a teacher of goodness according to a law and an advocate who reminds people of a law and spurs them to obey Him truly all those qualities are from the from the benefit of a man. Okay. So from the bar from the bar, I have a person right What does it mean that somebody is blessed, or that they are Mubarak? Notice again, very quickly here that he sadly is allowed to sit in, when talking about himself

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said that Allah has made me blessed with Johnny, Johnny. He made me He has made me blessed wherever I may be. Notice the job here. He made me Allah Subhana Allah has made me blessed, wherever I may be. Now this is talking about those qualities of what it means to be blessed, right? But notice that he says a love made me blessed.

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It's very important to note because some people think that they are going to be blessed, just because.

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But all of the do out of the prophets I seldom indicates otherwise he would say Aloma in the so called Ben Solomon. When he said inside the car, or law I asked you for a what? For a sound heart. I ask you for a truthful tone. Everything that you want. You have to ask a lot of hands out of them. Aloma yummo Knievel Palooza, bits conviviality Nicola turn of the hearts make my heart firm when you do not just your heart is going to be firm because you want it to be firm. Right? Even the man who asked the prophets like Selim is his companion who the prophecy Some say ask me for whatever you want he says Africa took a full agenda I just want to be your companion in general I want to be next

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to you I want to be so the prophet SAW it Some say we're in the island of sick because of it to suit you then help me to help you by making a lot of prayer making make us a lot a lot. Right? So

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to to ask Allah subhanahu wa tada to give you these things are very important. And and a person is not going to be blessed unless I lost my dad it makes them blush. Right and this is this is what a sad a salatu salam is referring to here. So if you look, there are two things that it would okay him said that from the blessing of a man is what that he teaches beneficial knowledge wherever he is. And then he advises those with whom he congregate, right? So advice to those with whom you congregate and teaching beneficial knowledge wherever you are.

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In other words, if you don't do that, you're not blessed. That's important to understand. If you do not do that, then you're not blessed or you you're

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left level of your encompassing blessing will not be there. I get your level of being blessed is up to the level that you do that. And it's important to note because many people congregate and

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they don't remember our last hands out in the congregation's.

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Now

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my friend,

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oh, just talk about whatever. That's that. That's even the better side of a lot of what happens if they just talk about football or sports? Because at least that's its halau speech. Right? But many times people get together and they don't talk about things that are highlighted.

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And perhaps they they're the entirety of the gathering is just talking about other people.

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So panela and if a person is in that situation, how can you be mobile? What can you do to be Mubarak?

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Don't don't don't change the subject. Don't change it. No, don't even don't know to be robotic. You need to do one of those two. You need to do those things, not walk away to be robotic. You

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To say, Listen, I'm not a scholar. But I have heard the scholars say that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, for example, that the Rebbe is to mention something about your brother that he wouldn't like. And that gave us from the major sins. So we shouldn't talk about that that callus took you 20 seconds your Mubarak, Allah Subhana Allah made you blessed in that situation, right? to some of the scholars chicoutimi A mahalo is famous for this. If he's going to a gathering where he knows it's just a bunch of I went right is just lay people, if you will, like people, they're not they're not scholars or anything like that. And so a lot of times, those conversations tend to, they

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go south very quickly, right? So shake with me would tell one of the people with them a when we get to the mejlis asked me about this or asked me about that, just so we can want. So it's not like I'm given a Mahabharat like, I'm going to give a talk because then people get bored. And I'm not going to you know, just want to talk talk Dean all the time, right? So ask me about this particular subject. So once you get asked about a subject that other people want to know a little bit more, what about this? What about that? So now instead of spending an hour talking about nonsense, spent an hour talking about the deen of Allah subhanaw taala. Right. So these different ways to give

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advice, not all advice has to be straight in your face. Right? But it has to be there has to be advice nonetheless. Right? In the si ha naseeha. Right? Doesn't we often translate it as advice. But naseeha actually, actually means fidelity, it means being true to something. Right? So when we say a dean, and

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the D and then and then they said to who O Messenger of Allah, He said to Allah, so that's how you know, it's not advice, you can't advise Allah, you can't advise the Messenger of Allah. Right? You can be true to a lot true to the messenger, Eliza, being true to the Muslims is what

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right is that is that is that you don't allow them to go down a path that's going to lead them to the anger of a loss of hematology,

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that you that you correct that, as you say something about it. This is how you become robotic. So those four so then he breaks down the four, the four in more detail, but they all go back to that right up at the top, which is teaching beneficial knowledge wherever you are, and giving advice to those whom with whom you congregate. So that a person is a teacher of goodness that they teach that which is beneficial to people all at all that is that they call to Allah subhanho wa Taala and not other than a lot, and don't call to the click today's to the schism to their particular master ordinate know they call to a loss of habitat, and that any individual, whether that person is

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knowledgeable, whether it is she know, the call is to Allah subhanaw taala. They encourage people to remember Allah subhanho wa Taala

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right at all times the remembrance of Allah. And that can be that starts in the heart and it may come out on the tongue, it may not come out on the tongue. But being in a state of remembrance of a Lost Planet, Allah is very important for a person to be mobarak and that they encourage others to remember Allah subhanho wa Taala. And they encourage people with the obedience of Allah subhana wa Tada. All of this comes from the first few statements of the letter of claim and we run out of time. And I was not able to cover everything that I thought we were going to be able to cover today

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due to spend a little bit more time on the biography and no claim rahimullah, but we'll be able to make up that time next week in shallow time. But it is important to understand I don't regret spending more time on a biography of him, it's important to understand who he was in order to appreciate this advice that he is given. Right. And so if we just walk away today, understanding the statement of insight is Salatu was silent when he says with john and he MOBA can aim at that alone made me Mubarak and even claim is making do I for his brother, I let D to be Mubarak.

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What does it mean to be Mubarak?

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Go ahead, what is it?

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That you

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that you teach beneficial knowledge wherever you are? And will lie Why? Listen,

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don't overstep your bounds, right? But all of you know something from the deen of Allah Subhana Allah and the Prophet it is salatu salam said Ben Leilani Willow I convey from me even if it's just, even if it's just one I even if it's just one. I you all

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No something from the Dean of philosophy that in fact, you are a Muslim.

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And the majority of the people around you are not, you know, La ilaha illAllah Muhammad Rasulullah and they don't if you just work on conveying that perfecting the meanings, understanding more about La ilaha illAllah understanding more about Muhammad Rasulullah so that you can take that and teach the people whom you come into contact with whether the people you work with people, you might see your neighbors or whoever else, right to work on that, that that will make you Mubarak, because now you're teaching the best of things which is to help a person see the light of Islam and and make them you won't be able to make them Muslim, but to put them on a path that Allah subhana wa tada may

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guide them from a little mat to the Lord that they take that they that Allah Subhana Allah take them from darkness into light and advising those with whom you congregate and that is more honest. Again this is something that every Muslim yeah and he can do when you congregate with other people you might not know

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that something is wrong, something being said is wrong but you can always say when you're in again when people Hey, look, you know there's there's a there's a class at this particular place, or at this Masjid or the Islamic Center. That is what, that's nice. That's advice to them, to encourage them to learn more about the deen of Allah subhanaw taala many of the people you can't get with may not pray five times a day.

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Encourage them to say look, encourage them, remind them that there is a day we're going to stand in front of Allah subhanho wa Taala it doesn't take 20 seconds 30 seconds but it's good advice and whatever you know from the Dean of lost parents and try your best to to convey it to others so that Allah Subhana Allah can make you from amongst the robotic kingdom. We asked Eliza gel to give us Baraka and to make us from from the robotic. He was the son of a robotic and then Amina Mohammed Ali was talking with me

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