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Bukhari 038 Knowledge Hadith 118 119

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Taimiyyah Zubair

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Assalamu alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh

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Hello Selenium I'm about ferozepur leguminous shape line is a geosmin Rahim rubbish. Anyway acidity Md

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melissani have grupo de Janeiro.

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But his literary me,

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hates memorization.

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What else does helps me to preserve to guard to protect what alhaurin knowledge?

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How is knowledge protected? How is it saved? How is it saved from being wasted?

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When it's implemented before implementation comes with

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learning it,

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but not learning it in a way that as soon as a person learns it, the next moment he forgets it, or the next day he forgets it, but learning it properly, so that it becomes a part of him.

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So for that, what is necessary memorization? Understanding correctly, keeping it firm in our memories, so heavily lower enemy preserving knowledge protecting knowledge guarding or in memorizing it?

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How does it work? Dr. Aziz Abdullah, Allah had the sunny Malecon on me she had been an allergy on ob hora de Allah He said a burrito or no, he said that in the NASA indeed the people Yoku Luna de se acara he has increased a Blu Ray rotta Abu hurayrah, meaning Abu hurayrah he relates many bodies more than anyone else. People said this about him. He said well, Ola, and if it was not for a attorney to versus fakie tabula in the book of Allah, Maha destiny, Heidi's and I would not have narrative, even one Hadees even a single Hadees any Hadees at all.

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So Maya, Lu, then he recited what those verses which are they which ones are they in melodien? I have to Muna interlaminar bayonet until a Raheem. So those two verses, he read them before the people.

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And then he said in Ghana, indeed, our brothers may know more hygiene of the immigrants. Ghana, yeah, shalom. It would keep them busy. What would keep them busy, or soft COVID as well, soft, fought for cough. This is used for a transaction for a deal, a bargain. So in other words, dealings, buying and selling were built as well in the marketplace. So our mohajir Brothers, what would keep them busy in the marketplaces, their business, their business transactions. Were in Atlanta and indeed our brothers minute on sort of the unsolved Ganesh Lulu home it would keep them busy. What alarma lu fi and well him work in their properties. So they had to do a lot of work to look after

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their properties. And what were the properties of the answer?

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It was a garden that was the orchards that they had the lands that they had. So they had to work in it constantly. So that would keep them busy. So the Mahajan were busy, the unsolved were busy, what in other hudaydah and indeed a Buddha can help them. He used to remain with us to stick to do Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,

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he used to remain with the messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam Why be Shiva a botany he did the fill of his stomach in order to satisfy his appetite. bishi very shiver is when a person's appetite is satisfied when he has eaten to his fill. So the sugary bottle need to satisfy the hunger on his stomach. That is what would satisfy him were blue and he would be present malla wasn't not Yakubu, they will be present, meaning he would be there were others would not be there. So he would see what others would not see. And he would hear and learn what others would not wear follow and he would memorize Malaya falloon what they would not memorize. Because many of them would come and they would

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attend. But then soon after they would leave they would go back to their business or they would go back to their work. But a boohoo writer he would stay with the profit, subtle, obvious and he would stay in the masjid. And then he wouldn't just learn and forget but he would learn and stay and memorize. So this is how he would wear follow manner. Half alone. We see that many people. They said that Abu huraira he narrates too many hobbies. Obviously, some of them said this in surprise, that it's amazing how he narrowed so many hobbies because he did not embrace Islam that early on. We know that he migrated to Medina when when in the seventh year of hijra so much later compared to many

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Other companions. But still if he was narrating so many hobbies that was remarkable. So people were amazed. They were surprised that how can we narrate so many hobbies, and there are some other people who are still present today who were envious of him. Or they did not like the fact that he narrated so many hobbies, they objected. And this is present till today that some people they doubt his or her bodies, they don't take them seriously. And some go to the extent of even rejecting them. Some say that he was not as fully he he was not as strong in his understanding compared to other companions, so we will not accept his Hadees but we will accept the Hadees of others. But what do we

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learn that all of the Sahaba are they're not trustworthy? Yes, regardless of when they became Muslim, and when they came and joined the Prophet sallallahu wasallam. So people were surprised that How come he narrates so many Hadees so he made it clear to the people in his own life. That why is it that he narrated so many Hadees because of two reasons. The first reason, fear of Allah subhanaw taala

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because we learn in the Quran, the concealing knowledge is a crime, it's a sin,

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and the verses which particularly moved him to convey the Hadees that he knew, or which ones those that we learned into little bacara that inner Latina extra Muna and then laminal vagina to houda those people who conceal what we have revealed what we have sent down of the vagina of the clear proofs, the clear evidences while Gouda and the guidance mimbar deema Vienna holiness after we have made it clear to the people, Phil keytab, in the book, Allah aka those people yell or know whom Allah who well or Newman, Larry known, Allah curses such people and all those who curse curse such people, meaning the curse of people, the curse of the angels, the curse of Allah is upon such people

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upon who those who know but yet they conceal knowledge. Allah has revealed the Quran not so that it is hidden, not that it is not known to the people, no, he has sent it to that people come to know of it. And if we know about it, and we don't tell other people, then what are we doing? This is a huge crime. Allah curses and such people in LA Latina terrible except for those people who repent or are slow and they reformed what by you know, and they also clarified they conveyed for Allah equal to Berlin him or another well over him. So such people are those who deserve the mercy of Allah, those who convey so this is the reason why Abu huraira learn who he conveyed to the best of his ability.

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After the death of the Prophet sallallahu sallam, he could have taken care of his own life throughout until the Prophet sallallahu Sallam was alive. A Valera dedicated himself to learning. He could have done something else afterwards. But after his death, what did he do? He started conveying, he started teaching, and he did not stop at any point all he knew he conveyed.

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So this is the reason it's because of these verses that he conveyed.

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And we learned that in the Quran, Allah subhanaw taala criticizes such people who conceal knowledge.

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We learn for example, about the bunnies for their scholars what often will help you conceal the truth, meaning you should not conceal the truth. At the end of the first Jews also we learned woman Allah woman man cutter Mashallah Shahada thinner in the who mean Allah, who is more unjust than the one who conceals a Shahada that he has from Allah and what is meant by Shahada

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knowledge. He has knowledge, but he hides it, he conceals it, he does not convey it, he does not pass it on such a person is a great criminal. So this is the reason why Abu huraira Lido, I know he conveyed whatever he knew.

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The second reason why he conveyed was what, because he knew he didn't convey things that he made up himself. No, he conveyed whatever he knew. And when a person has knowledge, then he is responsible for conveying an Abba hood, I don't have the lever on whom he realized that responsibility.

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When a person has knowledge, it should not just be a means of pride for him that yes, I know this much, or Yes, I have accomplished this, I have studied this Alhamdulillah it's a great blessing, you should be happy about it. Allah says Allah, Allah who, but as far as happiness should also lead us to doing something right, that this blessing we should also share with others. So a person who has been given random, he should also convey that. So because he knew, and he was confident about what he knew, this is why he can be. He tells us about this. How did he acquire knowledge, we learned the Hadees that he learned, and he memorized what other people did not. Why. Because other people were

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busy in their businesses. They were busy in their with their properties, with their families, with their orchards, whatever it was that that kept them busy, and deliver on who he dedicated himself to learning

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at the cost of what at the price of what

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business, money, convenience, rest, relaxation, entertainment, he sacrificed everything. And he dedicated himself entirely completely to learning to acquiring knowledge.

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And he stayed in the company of the Prophet sallallahu sallam, why, in order to fill his stomach, which she very well, Panini,

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that is what filled his stomach, nothing else would, nothing else would satisfy him.

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Or even Dean is what satisfied him Why? Because his desire, his yearning, his hunger was for what it was for him.

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It was not for wealth, it was not for entertainment. It was not for clouds, it was not for worldly things, it was for him.

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And whatever he found to satisfy his hunger, meaning his physical hunger, the hunger of his stomach, he will take it. And this is why we learned that many times he would hold his stomach because of hunger, the pain that he will be feeling in his stomach. And he would go and not even ask other people directly. And the Prophet said, of our son would see that he would be hungry. And once he was given milk, he didn't say I want bread, I want gravy, I want this, I want that. No, whatever he was given, he took it.

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People who are serious in life are not picky eaters. They're not choosy.

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They're grateful for whatever they get. And they eat that, because they're eating, just to satisfy their hunger just to fulfill their need. They're not living to eat, but rather eating to live, there is a difference.

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And this is the reason why he was not picky about it, whatever he was given he it whether it was debts, or it was milk, it was an incomplete meal, it was a little bit of food, whatever he had, you would take a great fully, because all of his energies were dedicated on what on learning, not on satisfying his palate, his tongue,

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there are two pleasures, one is of the tongue and one is of the mind and the soul.

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One is up the tongue is very temporary, the moment you put food in your mouth and you swallow it gone, correct, but

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once you have it, you enjoy it at that moment, and for every time that you remember it and every time that you use it and every time that you talk about it every time you apply it.

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And every time you spread it,

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that benefit is long term that enjoyment is long term.

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So our concern should not be to satisfy our tongues but should be to satisfy our minds. Because that is a means of reference. In this dunya and in the

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adverb person just eats and eats, focus on his tongue, the satisfying is his taste,

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then this is not a means of love, or the Raja.

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And we also learn over here in this hardy said, Who and whom, because he spent less time in worldly things. This is why he was able to dedicate himself to learning.

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Other people were not able to dedicate themselves to learning why because they had other things to do. And yes, it's not for everybody, that every person should leave every responsibility of theirs and dedicate themselves to learning. It's not possible for every person because every person's life situation responsibilities are different. You may want to dedicate yourself but you have a family, you can't leave them, you have a responsibility and you can't leave it. So, every person's situation is different, every little little or no, he was able to do that. So, this is why he dedicated himself completely, we see two things from this, to acquire knowledge, what is necessary dedication,

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if you notice the word over here that Abu lado he used to Ghana yells mo Rasulullah sallallahu ala lasme, what does it mean to make something mandatory on someone meaning always with So, he was consistently always all the time there all the time.

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So, if we want to acquire knowledge, if we want to strengthen our in whatever it may be, we cannot do it. Some here some there, skip a day or do skip a week or two. No.

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If a person has such an attitude towards technology will not be able to keep knowledge you will not be able to gain any knowledge. You have to dedicate yourself, you have to be focused.

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And the second thing that we see here is that sometimes a person has to suffer, suffer What? poverty and hunger and fatigue

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and it comes in different ways to different people. Because everyone's tests are customized, right?

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Because every person situation is different and Allah knows people more than they know themselves. So Allah tests you in the way that it's customized for you literally it's as though it has been made for you.

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So every person is tested in different ways. But these tests will come.

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Some people, they get distracted by them.

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So for example, if they have a little bit of pain in their body, they have a little bit of pain in their head. They constantly think I have a headache, my body's hurting, my body's hurting, I'm hungry, I'm thirsty. I want this, I want that, and what's going to happen? They cannot focus, their pain will overpower them, their hunger will overpower them, their thirst will control them. When you're fasting. Aren't you hungry? Aren't you thirsty? Aren't you tired? What do you tell yourself? Okay, it doesn't matter just a little bit more time. I can't eat right now. I can't drink right now. So don't think about it, isn't it? If we're able to control ourselves at that time, then that means

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we have the ability to control ourselves at other times. So the more you think about, think about what you're suffering from, the more it controls you.

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And one of the most effective ways of dealing with your pain is what

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do not think about it.

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And you know, how sometimes I have problems sitting for a long time. And I said to myself, it made me think, if I am forced to sit, there was no other choice. I mean, you have to sit. So I sat through nine hours of that flight, and it made me realize, why do I you know, even think about the pain, when I'm sitting for seven hours or six hours, or, you know, even going from here, going back home, you have to sit and study. So sometimes it makes you think, because when you're forced into a situation, we do it regardless, you know, people with all kinds of ailments they're flying, of course, you know, but when it comes to sitting down, sometimes we make excuses. And I'm talking

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about this for myself. I mean, that made me reflect.

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So it's literally a mind game. Right? Your thoughts really affect your body? Yes.

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The one thing about the pain, but now we see that people are showing that they are in pain, or a talking about it. While we cannot help them it's only a lurk and help them Yes, like

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I said,

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I'm not gonna cry, because I want you to tell me something. I'm saying it to Allah. So please don't show.

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It's very true. Because many times it happens that when we tell other people constantly then even they feel helpless. It says no, you're transferring your pain to them.

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you're transferring your negative energy to them. I just want to share that I read it once that the food that we desire so much, sometimes, the taste in our mouth lasts a couple of seconds. And after that, if we're if we were eating that food or another food, it would be the same. It's just that first few seconds of eating a morsel or something weird like that. And I just want to share one thing more I suffered a lot of pain in the past and just as I was doing at that time doctor Quran here in the in the summer, and I desperately wanted to listen to the direct Quran, I wasn't able to sit very much. And my desire to listen was so much that I thought that if it I have pain and

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whatever else is going to take care of it. Because I'm going to listen to this. I'm not going to miss and believe turn by in that hour or two hours that I was listening. I really forgot what I was afraid.

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100 plus panel, Allah told me as well. But it is possible, it is possible to do that. Yes. And you see this seeking in it also becomes chifa it also becomes a healing for people. Because, you know, we can try many things to heal ourselves. Sometimes they work sometimes they don't. And some conditions are such that you can't completely heal them. They're just a condition you can't cure them. So all you need is pain management. So one of the most effective ways to manage your pain

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is what keeping your mind busy

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satisfying your brain.

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Because once that is satisfied, then you will forget about other things. They will not be that big of a deal to you. Because you think about it and it works.

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It's called pseudo pregnancy. And that has happened and mind plays amazing games that we don't even we have to really this is a gift of a lot of humans really the brain is

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a woman is pregnant in her brain and to be pregnant she actually grew in her stomach and everything. It's called a placebo effect because the mind plays those games on you. Being a student of Quran and being a student of the worldly knowledge as well I learned for myself that yes, the ideal situation is in Mr. Escobar. Theo has Nene Allah This is the ideal situation.

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Why should try to attain that level? But everybody doesn't have that level. So if a sister is coming to you, and trying to do her catharsis, be there, listen her of course don't don't say her, don't tell it don't show it. Because I noticed many times we do that we say that but we have examples of prophets, Allah rasilla, many times Ahava came to him and told him what is it is hurting him from other savvy. So, when you are people are living together, it happens. So we are give them that level, then later on, they would be able to do that. But sometimes this catharsis really helps. But ideally, you try to ask only to that person or do catharsis, to in front of that person who can

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really help you. It reminds me was dancer she said, always try to tell your problems to share a problem with one who is cybercorps. And because then he will give you the suggestion, according to that. So which I hope you understand, but because of him that a lot of the people sitting over here Alhamdulillah you guys have a different level of knowledge. And so this is why it's such a suggestion is being given that when you are experiencing some difficulty, some pain, then ask Allah for help. Okay? Because think about it if for instance, you tell your sister, your brother, your husband, your children, whoever I have they study the Quran the way you have, probably not. And it's

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quite possible, they will suggest to you, you know what, take it easy, right? And they tell you leave it, okay? And okay, you leave it, you take a break. But if your mind is not busy, your pain is really going to conquer you.

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I go to a support group, which is for a chronic condition, which I don't want to disclose. And there's a lady she came and she just cried and cried and cried in that group. Because she said, the more she complains about pain, because this is a condition where you're in constant chronic pain, the more she complains to her family, a marriage was getting affected. Yeah, her children were getting fed up of it. And they would say that's that's enough. Because even as if we complain about a small headache, once or twice people who are willing to listen and after that is like, you know what, just go take a Tylenol. Really, yeah, at the end of the day, and he and that's what even as

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mothers and mothers, we get tired of our children complaining to us. So we have to realize that, except Allah subhanaw taala, and men can help. And I've also gone to some support groups of pain management, and one of the therapies that they tell you to do spiritual management. And these are non Muslims teaching spiritual management, pain management. This is for cancer chemotherapy patients, all kinds of chronic pain management. And what better spirituality than the Quran, and the Sunnah of Prophet sallallaahu Islam.

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And you see, there are some things that you have to do, no matter how much you're hurting, you have to do. Like, for example, when I had my baby recently, after a few days, I had to get up and I had to shower, my son and I had to be came up and I had to hug him. I mean, no matter how much other people took care of him, he needed me, right? So there's some things that no matter how much pain you're in, no matter how ill you are, no matter what your condition is, you have to do it. So similarly, take your learning in this way, that no matter what my condition is, I have to do it. For the first baby like well, that gets a baby. So that first baby was beheaded headache and hard to

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banish. But they became 3456. Yes, Delia do it. Yes. You forgot your pain. Yeah, you don't even feel you're sick major attending, when you don't have a baby, you have a headache, the whole house has a headache. Right? When you have your first baby, then you know, the child is unwell or the child is making you sick, and everybody's like is your baby, you still have to nurse the baby, you still have to take care of the baby. And and by the time you have your second third, then no big deal. It just gets easier and easier. I remember when I didn't have kids, I used to look at people who had kids, like how did they do it? How do they live? And how do they do this? And then when I had one child, I

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would look at people who had multiple journals, like how did they do it? Now I have to like, yeah, it's possible. it's manageable. You can do it. Anyway. So we've seen as Heidi said, in order to acquire into things are necessary, first of all the zoom, and secondly, suffering,

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right, that is suffering, it doesn't mean that a person should seek to suffer. But if suffering does come his way, then he should bear it patiently. And he should bear it with the hope that Allah will reward him for that. Because remember that whenever a person goes through some difficulty, there's two things that you need for reward sub and secondly, patience and secondly hoping expecting reward from Allah subhanaw taala. So even when you are going through difficulty, hunger, fatigue, poverty, whatever it is, secret reward from Allah subhanaw taala. And we see one unique thing over here, that a boy who died who was not able to go and do business like other people, he was not able to go and

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buy and sell like other people.

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Many times it happens that when a person wants to become serious indeed, in learning, then for example, he has to quit his job, right? Or he has to agree to take less, isn't it? So, a person could be working at, you know, at a very good place, making much more money having a very convenient life. But the goal, the purpose of this life is not to make money. The purpose of this life is what do something useful, useful for your life to make your other? So for that sometimes you have to compromise on your dunya you have to compromise on your dunya but never fear never, ever fear. Because what do we learn in the Quran that Allah raises the status of those people who are given or

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hidden, who are given knowledge in this dunya. And in the

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a Buddha Naranjo example, is very clear, we see that, how he will tell from hunger, and very few times he would go and serve this family, you know, just to make a little bit of money, and a woman who he would help out when she will be traveling. And she would stop in her journey. And she would say, Well, I don't prepare food. And then he would prepare food, bring it to her, and she would eat it. And then afterwards, they would continue the journey the entire family and who would basically be serving them. And then a time came when a Buddha was made the governor. And then a time came when he was given so much status in the society, that That woman is the one who married him, and then she

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is the one who would prepare food for him and bring food to him.

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So how everything reversed, but this cannot come, success cannot come without dedication. without suffering, you ask any person who is successful in life, any person, no matter what kind of success they're enjoying, and they will tell you about the difficulties that they suffered from, they will proudly tell you that how they started with nothing, how they have to sit through so many classes, how they are to stay away from their family, their parents, their enjoyment, whatever, but you cannot reach a high place except with difficulty.

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And many times it happens that, you know, 100, Allah, Allah has given many people a lot. And even if we feel that we have not been given much, we still have some through which we can fulfill our needs. You know, sometimes I'm amazed, people have, you know, their faces are covered with makeup and their clothes are perfectly fine. And they say that they can't take a course because they cannot afford it, or they can't buy a book because they cannot afford it. Honestly, makeup is expensive, clothes are expensive, if you can afford that you can also afford books and courses isn't at all. So it really depends on what you want. It really depends on what you want, then shortage of money doesn't

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matter, then fatigue doesn't matter, then these things don't matter much.

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I've seen people writing professional exams, including in my family, and when they're writing this, like five, six months before this schedule is dictated to them, you can only save this many hours, you can only you know, you don't have that much time to eat anymore. And this and that especially socialized economy where my husband is ready, he didn't have time for his family because he had to prepare for it. But I just really think that that end result was valuable to them. That's why they did it. So if you value this L it will be easier for us to do this know that when a person values something that whatever he has to suffer in its way, then even that suffering becomes a pleasure.

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Even that suffering becomes something to be happy about inshallah, in the Hereafter, even in this dunya you know my mother, she tells us about what she had to suffer in order to acquire knowledge and in order to to be able to convey the message to other people. For instance, she told us about how when she went for a PhD It was quite a while ago. And you can imagine people going from Pakistan to UK. I mean, there's a huge difference, isn't it? And especially a couple who's always been studying always been spending their money, not on houses, not on businesses, not anything like that. But you know, books and education and courses and going and traveling to learn. And she tells us

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about how when they were there. in her kitchen, she said she had only one pot and one plate. That's all she bought. And one big spoon, one big spatula, and she said that plate she would use to cover the pot to cook and that sampler she would pour the food into and they would eat out of both.

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Many times when people go abroad, where did they spend their money, clothes, shoes. But what I see my parents being proud of are their books, what they have accomplished, their libraries. That's what they're happy about. Not about clothes and shoes and things like that. Because these things they keep changing as time goes by. But what stays with you is there even

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more. And the common example is how we have education for free here whereas people in back home in practice and they don't have it for free. And people over there they want the cry to go to school, hear people they cry because they don't want to go to school. So you see the difference is when people suffer to go

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To gain knowledge, they appreciated more. And that's why it's necessary to suffer. It's very true. And we see that people who suffer in this way who endure that difficulty who stay firm who don't give up, they are the ones who actually make a change. Look at the effect of of already on the entire oma.

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If he had not endured that difficulty, would he be able to have this effect? No. Would you be able to create this change? Not at all. So if we want to be effective, if we really want to impact the world in a good way, then we have to give this learning our best. And for that if we have to endure a difficulty

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at the scholar who had come to talk to us about how what our goal is, and how are we going to achieve it, Muhammad Sharif, I'm talking about. And he also said the same thing. He said that the sun that you see in people's lives doesn't happen by chance. It's just not that they are lucky, they have worked for it. And look, he was sharing some of his stories. And he was a one man band to at this at one time. And look at Omaha today. And look how sought after he is and how knowledgeable he is.

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Then as we began keekaboo, he really learned about how fossilized salami suffered, wonder where he was coming from. And now look at how the oma is benefiting from capitalism. Without his suffering and dedication, we wouldn't have been benefiting from the Quran. So that's a model example for us to see.

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Besides me, he probably knows more than me. And that was a dilemma. But yet he didn't convey the same way. And because a Buddha, he wanted to do it, he wanted to spread the theme through this, he had that dedication, whatever you're good at, you should dedicate your time and everything to that. So just beginning of so many people can benefit others like I would the other day I was me and my husband, were thanking my mom, because she's taking care of my daughter throughout, like every day, and we're just thanking her and she said, this is the most I can This is the least I can do because I can't learn like you guys. But at least I can, you know, take care of the kids. So you can learn

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is probably listening online right now.

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And once we see and learn his character is that he didn't make any excuses. People who achieve something in life, people who are successful in life, they don't make excuses.

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He accepted Islam when much later, he came to the Prophet sallallahu Sallam seven years after the digital, he could have said, oh, I've lost the chance. I've lost that opportunity. It's too late. But he did not stop. He did not stop. He did whatever he could. And he went ahead of many, many others.

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Some people say, I'm too old now. I know I'm 30. Now, my days are over. Oh, they're not over. Some people say I'm 40 and 50. Now my days are over. No, they're not over. There was a lady who was in her 70s, who did a hotel course in Pakistan.

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And I remember at her the clear, when she walked up to give her reflection, it was amazing to listen to her image and she was at something by then it took quite a while to complete the course. But she did it. So no matter how old we are, and she didn't just do Toyota, and she wanted to have these cores. And soon after that she passed away.

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But you know, it's never too late. No matter what stage of life we're at, no matter what age we're in, we can always do what we want to do.

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There are people who are in their 50s 60s who go from mountain climbing, many companions. They were very old when they embraced Islam. They didn't say our lives are over, forget about it. No, no. It's never too late. The Prophet sallallahu Sallam himself was 40 years old when he received the way

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if I didn't mention it long time ago, the gentleman who became Muslim at 60 years old, and he didn't stop him the way he went to learn the Quran. He said it's too slow yet people are teaching him here. He went to Syria, he went to Jordan. And they said he was living in a small room. And there was no heater It was cold and he had to bark with ice cold water. And he said the gentleman who was teaching him new broken English, so during the day go listen to the shake. And at night this gentleman was explained to him what's happening, and that's how he studied Arabic And now look at how much of a difference is made to North America. How old was he? 6060 after 60 he learned grammar

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and he learned to read the Quran if that is true, he had never learned to read the Quran. Yes.

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How many of you were 60

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so you can learn grammar, inshallah, where there's a will there's a way there's a way and make dua for him and his family inshallah, may Allah guide all of them to the path of the dean

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Allah He said call to jasola law. He said that I said, All messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in the US marrow indeed a year, Minka from you had decent Kafeel on many a hadith. I hear so many good things from you. But answer Who? I forget it.

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I'm not able to remember everything color he said. Ooh. So please spread out your clock spread out your clock further said to him, so I spread it out. Color he said. He said for a lot of meaning the profits are a lot of similar offer via he, he scooped with both his hands with both his hands. A lot of ways to you know, take something in your hand like a scoop of water. Okay, so whatever be a day he took the profits out of Alton with both his hands he scooped with both his hands into the cloak of Abu huraira little or no

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signal caller and there was nothing in his hands. It was you can say a gesture. And then he said to Abu I don't know who collected join meaning fold. Gather up your garment, wrap it around yourself for them to so I wrapped it meaning I embraced it. I collected it from Annecy too. So I did not forget Shay and anything further after it. He said I did not forget anything after that.

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Had the Santa Ibrahim lived in Windsor Colorado center even before they can be Heather Alcala or he said her big fee that he scooped with his end into it. So in other words, he indicated with his hands so he had something in his hand and he poured something into the cloak of Abu huraira

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this was a miracle of the Prophet talaga Salah

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Allah subhanho wa Taala he can give many miracles to his prophets. And this was one of the miracles that were performed at the hands of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam when he complained to him of his forgetful memory, and he told him to spread his cloak and then scooped with his hand and after that, a moderator will never know he never forgot whatever he learned this or these does not mean that we should do the same thing. Okay, you should go to somebody in a you know, spread out our clock and have them scoops something in or out or whatever. No. This was his hos incident that was specific to a burrito little or no, that was done specifically by who by the prophets.

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But this shows to us the importance of strong memory, right the importance of strong memory, because if a person's memory is not strong, and he cannot learn much, he cannot retain much. And then how can he apply it? And how can you pass it on? What's the chapter Hitler in right? retaining guarding knowledge? How can you garden if your memory is weak? How can you pass it on if your memory is weak? So in order to strengthen our memories, we have to do something.

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Now, what is it that we can do to strengthen our memories? What do you know? And what do you do

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that the main thing we see here is that a bit a little I knew he was very Heelys to learn more to remember more. And that desire led him to finding out ways you know to remember and he went to the Prophet sallallahu Sallam and asked him so the key is desire.

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Okay, you have a lot of desire to learn, but still, you can't keep things in your head. There are making very true get rid of distractions. So whatever is clouding up your mind. Okay, get it out of your head, clear out your system so that you can retain what is more important. stop sending.

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Leaving since I'm Jeffrey, he complained to his teacher. We're clear, he said Shackleton Elavil Curie super heavily for asani with our kin marassi rapala ilma neuron layer upper layer RC, it is not given to a person who commits since first of all accept the fact that we need improvement.

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Because sometimes we only we ignore that we don't accept our weakness. We don't realize it. We don't want to acknowledge it. But it's necessary that we do because if we don't, how can we get help? revision constant revision memories after fragile is what takala where you are in the macula. There are many ways that can be adapted to strengthen our memories. First thing is use your brain.

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Use your brain.

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Don't let your brain become weak. If you don't use a part of your body, what happens to it?

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It becomes weak.

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It becomes rusted. For example, if you spend long hours sitting long hours and you don't exercise, you don't move your legs much then what's going to happen your knees will be affected your legs will be affected your back will be affected.

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As time goes by, what will happen? Your body will become weaker and weaker. So the way of strengthening our bodies is what? By using them. So how do you want to strengthen your brain to improve the memory, that use your brain, do something creative, do something different, do something that will make you use your mind. I was reading about this woman, she had written how when she had her baby, she was so busy with her baby, she realized that when she would talk, she wouldn't know how to complete her sentences. And she would not be able to organize her thoughts well, and she thought mommy brain, everybody else told her it's mommy brain, when she said a long time passed by

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over a year, and she couldn't understand why she was being like that. She said, No more excuses. I have to get over this. And she talked about how she was before her baby how she was before her marriage, what is it that kept her mind sharp, and she said, she used to read a lot. She used to read a lot. And she thought about it that since her baby should read perhaps maximum five books. So she started reading, she took up a challenge reading 50 books within I don't know how much time, and she started reading and reading and reading. And she got her brain strength back.

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In order to prevent Alzheimer's, they have done a new research and the study is that you have to take up new languages to study. So exercise your brain. And you know, when you do your grammar, okay, when you're trying to figure out the word structure, and above and the root and the meaning of the word, what are you doing, you're exercising your brain math, okay? This is also what exercising your brain. So use your brain, exercise your brain, do something different. Many times we're very used to cooking, you know, do something different. If you don't do gardening in general, it's summertime, go do a little bit of gardening. And think of it this way, not that you're wasting your

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time. And instead you should be studying. Now this is also a way of looking at the whole common law appreciating and looking at the Ayat of Allah, I'm not saying obsessed about it. So you're spending hours and hours into it. But do something that will make you use your brain more, because when you will use your brain more it will become active, it will become sharp, calculating marks. So for example, marking test papers, right, doing something different, not just reading, reading, reading by your own, you know your own, but also using your mind looking for mistakes, you know, critically analyzing something.

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Challenge yourself, challenge your mind. Like think further than you just normally do. Yes, take up on a

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challenge your brain. Like recently, I played Scrabble. And that really helped me. Honestly, I don't think I've played Scrabble since I don't know how long years and years now. And I started playing Scrabble with somebody and you know, I was like, I have to defeat them. And not just make words but get more scores. So that helped me use my mind more. So do something like that.

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This suggests that you should do crossword puzzles that come in the in the newspaper all the time, you don't have to sit for hours and obsess about it, just do one or two even.

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They keep sending you emails every day almost to do the exercise a different part of your brain. And it's for free, you can just register I think they go through.

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So use your brain, exercise your brain. Secondly, exercise your body, when you are physically fit when you exercise, then you become happy. Okay, and as you exercise, more oxygen gets into your body more oxygen, you know, in your brain, your brain becomes more active as well more blood, okay, your so your brain becomes more active. So you need your brain to be active. So for that exercise your body, and every day, do something every day, whether it is a brisk walk, or it is five minutes or 10 minutes on the treadmill or going up and down the stairs deliberately, or going out into the backyard and breathing. Okay, running out to the children or even playing with the children. Okay,

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do that you need exercise. Because if you don't exercise your body, your brain will gradually become slow as well.

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Another very important thing.

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Sleep well.

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I'm not saying sleep and sleep and sleep. But Sleep well. Okay, sleep enough that what is sufficient for your body. If you sleep less, it's not good. If you sleep more even that's not good.

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If you sleep at a time when your brain should be active, that is not good. When you wake up in the morning, your brain is most fresh at that time. And if you lie in bed, making yourself sleep, the time when your brain can be most active. You're suppressing that, isn't it? So at other times, how can your brain

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active, it can't be sleep enough sleep at the right time, your sleeping habits have to be good. Another very important thing, I have brain boosting foods have such foods that will improve the health

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of your brain. What is included in that? omega three? almonds, nuts, fish, seeds, they're also beneficial. Okay, that's berries, blueberries. Okay, Summer is coming, eat blueberries, honey, honey is also good. fruits. Okay, in general, pomegranate, they say that pomegranate juice is very good for your blood pressure. And that also affects the health of your brain, raisins. So Alhamdulillah, you know about these things, right? So write them down, put them on your fridge, so that you can eat them regularly. include them in your regular diet, because they really have an effect on you. If your iron is low, you don't have energy, you can't do much work. Honestly, you can't

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insist on bringing all the healthy fruits for breakfast because they said, though there's no point in the early morning session of extra setting, if you're not going to be fed Well, if you're not going to be, you know, exercising well and whatnot. So they would have a mix of everything.

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And one of the most important things that you need to strengthen your brain is water map, okay, you need it. If you don't drink enough, you're going to have headaches, your body's going to ache, you're going to be tired, you're going to be sleepy, you're going to be exhausted, you won't have the energy, start drinking more and more water so that you feel more fresh, more energetic. Another important thing is to improve your memory is pay attention focus on what you're learning.

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If you study something with focus, okay, complete focus, complete concentration, perhaps you can study it within 10 minutes, you can remember it within 10 minutes. But if you spend an hour without focus, you won't have anything in your head by the end.

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So focus on what you're doing, that will make a lot of difference.

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Another important thing that we can do to strengthen our brains, our memory is that we should visualize what we're trying to remember, make connections. And for that you have to fully understand, I was watching a video the other day, it was a TED video by this person who was trying to research how you know people win in these memory competitions. You know, people will have pages and pages of random numbers, and they will memorize them. And they will have a competition and literally people win, okay, or they will have lower them how many decks of cards and they will arrange them in different orders, and they will memorize them. And they'll be tested on it. And they

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will know everything. So he was trying to research as to how they do it. So he was studying them. And this one person said to him, anybody can do it. I'll show you how to do it. And he showed him, one of the techniques was that imagine, visualize what you're trying to memorize and make connections, make connections, because then you're able to memorize better, you're able to retain it for a longer time. And this person, he went to research and he ended up winning the competition with a few techniques that he picked up. And he said anybody can do this, you don't have to be someone who's very, you know, different, okay.

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So, I think we must all have experienced at one time or another at the same class, when we are listening to the lecture with total focus, we are immersed in is like we are listening with our ears. And we are imagining as if this is happening. It actually happened in Medina, in Makkah, and the Prophet sallallahu. Somehow he was tortured what was happening? You don't really need to even read the lesson once. And this is a bit of an exaggeration. Because these things pass quickly if you do not go and revise. But you have that lesson off the top of your head that you listened so intently. Yeah. So I think focusing and immersing yourself in what you're doing is also very

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helpful. Very true focus. It's very, very important. Visualize, imagine, make connections. I remember once somebody was helping me study preparing for my exams, and they said, Make images of what you're trying to remember. Draw anatomy and many things. I mean, you learn in the same way. So you draw diagrams, pictures, and you draw connections, Pictionary, or something like that. So mind maps as well, right? So they really help you remember

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the connection to the verses of the Quran. So now we should all make it a point to memorize some portion of the Quran as well. Yes, it will help us in our memorization and honestly when you're trying to memorize the Quran, what is it really helps you in memorization, when you look at the text again and again when you can literally no see it.

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In your mind, isn't it? So when you can visualize the text when you can visualize the meaning when you are going with, you know, in sequence. Okay, first the believers I mentioned that the disbelievers I mentioned first gender has mentioned the nullifies mentioned, when you, when you visualize it, you're able to remember it much, much better.

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Know where this voice is located in the corner, and then she's like, Oh, I remember what's on the right side of the page. So that's how, the more you do it, the more you read it, the more you can have the image in your brain. One more thing that you should do is reduce stress, the more you will stress out about not being able to memorize, you won't be able to memorize, the more you're stressed about, you know, forgetting, then you will definitely forget. Okay, so reduce stress. And also sometimes, for example, we're sitting in class, or we're sitting and we're trying to study we're trying to memorize stress about things that you have to do are things that are happening in life, or

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things that other people are doing, or they're saying that will not let you remember that will not let you memorize that will not help you study at all. There's two things when it comes to stress. First of all the factors that cause stress, and secondly, your reaction to it. factors that cause stress, can you avoid them? Can you get rid of them in your life? Not entirely. There could be some things that you could help but not everything, isn't it? So for example, if you're hungry children cause you stress, what are you supposed to do from before?

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prepare food from before, so that as soon as you see they're getting hungry, feed them, so stress eliminated.

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But there's some things that you cannot eliminate, you cannot get rid of. So what should you do at that time?

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What matters is how you react to that stress, how you react to that stressful situation. And over here, we need to remember patients, we need to remember that this is the decree of a loss of panel data, we need to remember you know what either hormonal j Luna kalu Salama,

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you know, Marie Loon from LA, right, we need to remember all of these things. And that's what we need to do in such situations because they impede your learning. It's my personal experience when we started grammar, I was so much terrified by the grammar and especially when we started and I was so stressed that my stress hormones were not letting me just to grab a single thing you know, they were the low becomes so high and I was sweating really. And then like yesterday when I was thinking I was fighting with myself that okay, what will happen to the extreme limit what will happen you will not pass, you don't know that thing. Then I started realizing and relaxing myself the stress hormone,

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you know, pushed away. And then the things start coming in one minor 100 Latin and I did good any and the practice more, I did the practice, and I just did well. So

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another important thing for the health of your memory for the health of your brain is take a break. When you're doing something in routine, everyday everyday habits you don't like it frustrated, boring, difficult, hard. Again, again, again, you don't enjoy it anymore. When you don't enjoy it, your brain shuts down.

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Even if you sit and read and read and read, it's not going to go in. So you need to break, you need to become happy. Okay, you need to relax yourself, get your energy back, get your enthusiasm, your motivation back. You're a human being you're not a machine. Even machines need break, don't they? So you need it even more. I'm not saying so from now take a break till the end of the course know, whenever your schedule allows you to for example, on the weekend, if you're not busy, go to a park, just walk, go to a place you haven't been to for a very long time. Just go there walk, sit in the sun, enjoy the fresh air. Enjoy the greenery do that you don't have to make a huge plan. Okay,

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everybody has to go we're gonna go to Niagara Falls, we're going to book a hotel or it's too difficult, forget about it. No, walk across the street and go to the park and sit on the bench. Do that. Take a break from your daily routine that will really make you happy. And when you're happy, you'll be able to remember much better your brain will be much more healthy. Another important thing praise So now with concentration.

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Research proves that meditation helps your brain.

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In research it has been shown that meditation produces changes in the brain that no other relaxing activity can cause it produces such changes in your brain that no other relaxing activity can create. So focus again right. And it is also said that these effects that meditation causes on your brain. It can be seen after a few short sessions even in the people who normally don't meditate and meditation can help reduce anxiety, improve concentration and clear your mind of negativity. Salah was there you know the subject

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de la sala. So pray with her. Sure. Remember what you are saying concentrate, and that will help you remember things better. Think about it when we don't focus in our Salah what happens, we don't know if it was a third record for Rica, we don't know if we recited surah what inverse Lacan which surah in the secondary car, isn't it, when you have who Sure, then you remember, then you're conscious. So it overall improves the quality of the health of your brain as well. So don't take that lightly. And of course, it's the heart. And even they help a lot when it comes to improving your memory. So use these techniques, drink water, take a break, exercise your brain, challenge your brain do something

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different. It's always doing things differently to challenge your brain. So for example, if you're used to doing something with one hand, do it with the other hand, because you will end up using more brains. Obviously, when it comes to sadhana. Don't do that. Okay, but other things. You know, you could try that. Similarly, if you're used to cooking in a particular way, try a different technique. Okay, do things in a different way so that you're challenged to use your brain more when you will use your brain more, then your brain will strengthen and Sharla

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subhanak alone will be heavily going to Atlanta, the Sofitel going to be Lake assalamu aleikum wa rahmatullah.