Indeed I am Near – Day 6
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Allah Alhamdulillah here other than Hello, all praise is for Allah as much as the number of his creation Alhamdulillah he mille Haluk all praise is for Allah as much as what can fill his creation Alhamdulillah here are the manifesto now worth you wanna fill up? All praise is for Allah, as much as the number of what is in the skies and the earth Alhamdulillah here other than our saw Kitab whoo hoo. All praise is for Allah, as much as the number of what his book contains, while hamdulillah here I am. Lucky, taboo. And all praise is for Allah for all that his book contains, when hamdulillah here are the cliche, all praise is for Allah as much as the number of everything while
Hamdulillah he mill a cliche, and all praise is for Allah for everything.
Allah azza wa jal, Our Lord loves praise. And Allah azza wa jal, our Lord listens to our praise when we praise and glorify Him, when we remember him. When we remember him, he remembers us, when we call upon Him, He answers us. So we should continue to call upon Allah subhanahu wa taala. And we should not forget to glorify and remember him, in our doors, especially at the beginning. And the vicar that I just read before you, we learned in a hadith that this is better than remembering Allah, night and day, any if you were to remember Allah continuously all night long, and the entire day even you these words would be better than that. So this shows us that while we busy ourselves in,
you know, in worshipping Allah subhana, WA Tada, it is definitely important that we also learn the best ways of remembering Allah and worshipping Him. Because there is a difference between people who know and people who do not know. Earlier we learned about how God or the loved one was sitting in her prayer place continuously, you know, worshipping Allah. And she's, she said, for so long, and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, that I said, three, I said four phrases three times, and the reward of those phrases is greater than the reward for all that you have done for the for the duration that you were sitting in your prayer, probably in your prayer place. So there is a
difference between those who know and those who don't know, those who know are able to worship Allah subhanahu wa taala, better, more, and also they're able to worship Allah subhanaw taala in a way that is pleasing to Allah, and in a way that will bring them more reward. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is the one who brought this sacred knowledge, this beneficial knowledge to us. So we should be eager to learn the best ways of worshipping Allah subhanaw taala, from the Sunnah of the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam, and as we are on the topic of Dora, remember, we must begin with the praise and glorification of Allah. Then we send solid on the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa
sallam, and then we should ask for whatever that we are asking for. Today in sha Allah, we will be talking about or we will be learning the daraz for knowledge, prayer, prayers for knowledge. And this is something that is extremely important because as I just mentioned, those who know are different from those who don't
Know, those who know are able to excel are able to get ahead, they're able to bring benefit to themselves and they're also able to bring benefit to others. And they're able to earn the pleasure of Allah subhanahu wa Tada. So when it comes to prayers for knowledge in sha Allah will be talking about daraz related to increase in knowledge, and also the laws related to benefiting from the knowledge that what that one has already, because a lot of times a person knows, but they're not able to benefit from what they know, or they have learned something, but then they forget it. And as they forget it, they're not able to benefit from it. And so they become like those who don't know,
may Allah subhanaw taala protect us. So, before we discuss the duras let us talk a little bit about what religion is,
religion is the opposite of ignorance and aim is to know something,
the way that it actually is, in a in a solid way, any in in a proper way. So, for example, if a person really has knowledge of, of Salah of how to pray, then if they were asked about when such the so is right, but in which cases, one is supposed to perform such tasks, so they will be able to give the answer right away. But if they say Oh, I don't remember, I'm not sure, then that means they do not have that
our aim is to know something the way that it is, and to know it in a firm solid way. So that a person is able to retrieve that information and apply that information whenever they have to. Now when it comes to remember that there are different kinds of there are different types of knowledge. The first type of knowledge is that which is eliminare fear, that which is beneficial knowledge, and this is knowledge that brings benefit to a person in their worldly matters, and also in their religious matters. So, a person benefits from this knowledge in the world and in the Hereafter. And this is real knowledge, this is the best kind of knowledge. The second type of knowledge is really
mobile, any that knowledge which is actually harmful, harmful, in which way that it harms a person in regard to their duniya and also in regard to their Deen any, it brings them suffering and loss in the world, and also religiously, so they will continue to suffer because of that knowledge in the hereafter. For example, if a person has learned ways off, hacking, you know, software, computers, etc. And then through that they're actually committing crimes. Yes, they're an expert in that field. But this knowledge is not beneficial, it is harmful, because they're committing crimes through that, that knowledge. Or if a person learns the knowledge of magic, and then they perform magic, then this
is something that's going to bring them harm in regard to their Deen. So it's going to bring them loss upon loss harm upon harm in this world. And in the next. And then the third type of knowledge is that which is useless, meaning it neither brings them benefit, nor does it bring them any harm. And this is a complete waste. So for example, a person has you know, very good information on the different players of a certain team, you know, how how their performance has been over the years, or a person has a lot of knowledge on, you know, different famous people, where they live, what they eat, uh, who they're dating, what their future goals are, what their morning routine is, what their
nighttime routine is, and things like that. So this kind of knowledge, you know, it's it's certainly useless, but too much of it can in fact, become harmful for a person because then a person will you know, talk about these matters, they will spend their time in these matters and and then these matters will distract a person from doing what is beneficial for them from worshiping Allah subhanho wa Taala and this type of knowledge, any for example, if a person has knowledge of you know different people who are sinful in their in their life choices, then what will happen a person will begin to have
Follow them and so, a person will become you know closer to sin than to good deeds. So, this type of knowledge, we should also avoid, we should seek knowledge that is beneficial that information that will actually benefit us and that benefit can be in the worldly sense and also in the religious sense. Now, anyone NAVAIR remember, this can be of two kinds, first of all, it can be the knowledge of the deen because the knowledge of the deen whether it is related to worship or it is related to, for example, the life of the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the teachings of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam any any any knowledge of the deen even for example, when it comes to the
knowledge of Arabic language so that a person can understand the Quran better a person can read, you know, different explanations of, of Hadees for for instance, this type of knowledge is beneficial. And this type of knowledge strengthens a person in their, in their Akita in their faith also in their worship, and it also helps them in their dealings with people and in their relationship with Allah subhanaw taala. So, this type of knowledge increases a person in guidance and we ask Allah subhanaw taala at dinner Serato Mr. Kane or Allah guide us to the straight path and one type of hedaya is hedaya hedaya is shad any, that a person gets to learn ways of worshipping Allah subhanaw
taala the right way of worshipping Allah, because when a person will have that knowledge only then they can act upon it when they can act upon it, then they are rightly guided. So part of guidance is that a person has has this beneficial knowledge of of the deen and the prophets of Allah who are the Who are some of them said that Buddha Buddha AMI for the Allah to Allah Cooley Muslim that seeking knowledge is an obligation on every Muslim and this knowledge is knowledge which is of the deen because if a person does not know suitable Fatiha for example, how can they pray? If a person does not know when to begin their fast and when to end it? And how to observe it what things they're
supposed to abstain from, then how can they keep a fast? If a person does not know that if they are not able to fast than they should give the video? Then how can they give the video why will they give the video when they when they don't even know. So this type of knowledge of the deen remember it is further I mean, it is an obligation on every person.
And this type of knowledge is also the best form of knowledge because the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said the best of you are those who learn the Quran and teach it. So the purpose of learning the Quran is to learn the deen and why learn the deen so that you can follow it you can you can do the things which are pleasing to Allah subhanaw taala. The second type of beneficial knowledge is, is that knowledge which is worldly meaning those meaning knowledge of those matters, which are
you know of benefit to people. And, and essential as well. So for example, knowledge of medicine, if if we don't have doctors, if we don't have people who understand medicine, then people would suffer so much. So knowledge of medicine is beneficial knowledge, knowledge of trade is beneficial knowledge, knowledge of agriculture,
engineering, et cetera, all of these matters are beneficial, because they help people in their lives in their in earning their livelihood, etcetera. And this type of knowledge is funneled key via fourth key via meaning it has an obligation on the community, every person does not have to become a doctor or farmer, but there must be some people who have this type of knowledge. Why because if if some people do not have this knowledge, then the entire community will suffer. And then Muslims will get left behind. Other people will excel and the Muslims will be behind. We learned that this is this is a prophetic way that a person has knowledge of of worldly matters as well. For example,
about the world and he Salam Allah subhanaw taala tells us that Allah had softened for him iron and
So he was able to make full codes of mail. And he was able to make links, chain mail basically. And Allah subhanaw taala mentions that in the Quran. So you would think that, you know, a prophet of Allah would only, you know, have the knowledge of Dean. But we see that the wood or the salon, of course, he had knowledge of the dean, he was an excellent worshipper, he was a king, but he also knew how to work with iron, how to make coats of male how to make chainmail, et cetera. So, learning such skills, which help us you know, take care of ourselves fulfill our needs,
you know, knowledge of skills through which we can earn an income, we can sustain ourselves provide for our families, then this type of knowledge is beneficial. And this type of knowledge, we are encouraged to learn. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said that his Allama Yun Farrokh be keen on what benefits you and this type of knowledge is of benefit to us. So we should be keen to learn these matters. So for example, these days, how to use a computer how to do you know, different things, so that you can use your phone in a way that will help you be more organized, more productive, things like that. This is not useless knowledge. This is beneficial knowledge. If you
learn how to operate a machine, if you learn how to use for example, Excel
sheets, then you are able to do so much work. You become better at your work, you're able to bring benefit to yourself and to others. So it is our llama Yan Faruk was there in Villa he said Seek help from Allah will add charges and do not give up. Because sometimes learning this type of knowledge is it's kind of boring, especially when a person finds more joy in learning the Quran. You know, learning the Sunnah, then if you have to learn if you have to take a workshop, you know, or you have to study something else that is related to the dunya you know, use that you feel like it's a waste of time. No, it's It's not a waste of time, seek Allah's help. And even this will become an act of
worship, it will become unavoidable and do not give up.
And the knowledge that is most important, meaning it is essential for every human being to learn that knowledge is the knowledge of the fact that Allah is one because Allah subhanaw taala says far alum and now who La Ilaha illa Allah, that you should know you should have this in that the fact is that there is no God worthy of worship but Allah and this type of knowledge is essential for every person, because only then can a person be saved in this dunya and in the hereafter.
Then after the knowledge of dough hate is the knowledge of worship, Nene how to worship Allah subhanaw taala for example, how should you obtain purification? How are you supposed to pray salah? How are you supposed to perform various acts of worship? This type of knowledge is essential. So set goals for yourself. For example, I am going to take a course I'm going to study a book on how to perform Salah properly, this knowledge is essential than 100 a lot there are so many courses available in so many different languages. With you know the courses that we can take so that our Salah improves, we are praying properly. We know how to calculate the cat, how to give the cat we
know how to remember Allah how to worship Allah. And the purpose of seeking this type of knowledge, meaning knowledge related to worship, is so that we don't spend our lives in confusion and ignorance because knowledge removes doubt and confusion. And when we don't have knowledge of how to worship Allah subhanaw taala then we remain in doubt and we remain in confusion. And we're not sure whether we are doing things properly or we're not doing them properly. We do not find the joy of worshiping Allah subhanho wa Taala and then after learning about different ways of worshipping Allah subhanaw taala we must also learn about what is halal and what is haram what is permissible and what is not
permissible. So for example, when it comes to food, when it comes to earning money, when it comes to even the relationship between husband and wife, then what is permissible and what is not permissible. We should have knowledge of these matters. And we should not have shyness and arrogance in the path of love.
Burning shyness prevents a person from from seeking clarity. And arrogance is the assumption that I already know. And I do not need to ask I do not need to learn anymore. Because if I do that, then I'm admitting that I don't know and if I don't know than that is beneath me. So, both shyness and arrogance are huge obstacles in the in the path of learning knowledge. Now, knowledge is something that is extremely important in our deen. It is it is greatly encouraged and it is extremely important. First of all, we see that our Lord Allah azza wa jal, he himself has knowledge. It is one of the attributes of Allah that he has.
We learned in the Quran that Do you not know that indeed Allah knows what is in the sky and the earth and the Allah has knowledge of everything that exists in the sky and the earth. And not just that well love will be cliche in Alim Allah has knowledge of everything.
And that Allah has encompassed everything in knowledge will unlock on how to be cliche in Elma, so there is nothing except that ALLAH subhanaw taala knows about it. In a hadith we learned that the first thing Allah created was the pen. And then he commanded it to write everything that will happen in another nourish and we learned that Allah created four things with his hand, the throne, the pen, Adam and the Garden of Eden. So, look at the importance that Allah subhanaw taala has given to us. So much so that Allah subhanaw taala takes an oath by the pen known will allow me when I asked to rule known by the pen, and what they inscribe. And so, we should also develop the habit of not just
listening to beneficial things passively, but actively listen to them, and use the pen in a write. Because when you write something, then you are preserving that knowledge with yourself, you will be able to access it when you have forgotten. And you will be able to remind yourself of it when you have forgotten. So writing is very important. And don't be ashamed of writing. Because sometimes, you know, when we look at how poor our writing is, or how slow our writing is, or when we compare our writing to, you know the writing of other people, we say Oh, my writing is not that nice, I can take good notes. So I am not going to write No, try your best. Try your best. And the more you
write, the better you will be
so known while column one is thorough, and the more you write, the more you will remember and understand what you are writing and what you're learning about. We learn in the Quran is the first revelation that was given to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was what that if Quran Read, read, In the name of your Lord who created who created man from a clinging substance, if Quran or Bukal a cron Olivia I lemme Bill column, recite and your Lord is the Most Generous, who taught by the pen or liberal insana. MALAMI Arlen taught meant that which he knew not. So the use of the pen is essential for learning. And this shows us that, you know, while we listen to different lectures
on YouTube, for example, or on, you know, different
you know, in different ways, we listen to different lectures, that's nice, but we should also study, you know, take courses, you know, after Ramadan, and set goals for yourself that I'm going to take this course then I'm going to take that course and I'm going to take that course see what your ability is, are you able to take a course, once a week, twice a week, a full time course a part time course, a weekday course evening course weekend course. What can you take, because when you will enroll in a course in a class, then what will happen you will definitely use the pen. You will take notes and you will be you know conforming with what Allah subhanaw taala has revealed in the Quran
about how he has taught with the pen. So we will be able to use the pen in order to acquire il Allah subhanaw taala is very merciful to his to his people. And we learned in the Quran Allah men are Lemuel Quran or Rockman. The extremely merciful, He has taught the Quran halacha Insan. I'm number one by a man he created men and he taught him eloquence, so eloquent.
ans Yes, Allah subhanaw taala has given it to us the ability to express ourselves in different ways. But even before that, almost panel Tara mentions the blessing of the knowledge of the Quran. So we should all think about learning the Quran. And the knowledge of the Quran is not limited to the knowledge of reciting the Quran, we should learn how to recite the Quran properly, we should learn the verses of the Quran such that we memorize them, but we should also learn the meaning of the Quran, the language of the Quran, we should also learn the different sciences that are related to the Quran. So for example, or Lumo Quran, you know, the and part of that is how the Quran was
preserved, or the different recitations of the Quran, you know, the seer of the Quran, all of this knowledge is, is is beneficial for us. And this is the Mercy of Allah that He has given us all of this knowledge, so we should be eager to acquire it. And the first blessing which Allah subhanaw taala bestowed on Adam Alayhis Salam in one of the first blessings is what that Allah subhanaw taala taught him knowledge, and he gave him knowledge which he had not given to the angels. And based on that knowledge, Allah subhanaw taala commanded the angels to prostrate to Adam, you need to do his the cream to do is to Sharif to show respect to Adam Alayhis Salam. So the honor, the dignity that
people have been given, is because of what the knowledge that Allah subhanaw taala has given us. So we should not turn away from this knowledge, we should be eager, we should be eager to acquire it, to increase in it. And we see that the prophets of Allah were people of knowledge, Yusuf alayhi salam, Allah subhanaw taala describes him as we're in a whole nother Illman he was a possessor of knowledge Lima alumna who because we had given him knowledge, Ibrahim earning his sunnah he said, Oh my father in the code the journey mentally ill me certain knowledge has come to me, your Kubernetes Salam he said in the earlier moment Allah He may Allah Tala moon I know I have certain knowledge
that has been given to me from Allah. And this knowledge is such that you do not know about it. Musa alayhis salam, he was so eager to increase in his knowledge that he travelled a difficult journey on foot to find credit. And when he found him, he asked him that I came to you so that you may teach me of the truth which you were taught, and later said, that is not sufficient for you that the Torah is in your hands. Any Allah has already given you the Torah, what more do you want to know? So Musa alayhis, Salam knew the knowledge of the Torah, yet he was eager to learn more knowledge. So he went to Heather to learn more. And then we learned that in their journey, they saw that a bird took with
its beak some water from the sea. All right, meaning it dipped its beak in the water. And
at that time, Heather said that by Allah, my knowledge and your knowledge is like what this bird has taken with its beak from the sea. Meaning when a bird dips its beak in the sea, for whatever reason, maybe in order to catch something, how much water will come on its beak very, very little. So the knowledge of people is like that drop of water, all right, compared to the knowledge of Allah. So Musa alayhis salam was so eager to learn more, and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, of course he was also given blessing knowledge. In fact, he was sent as a teacher of knowledge as Allah subhanaw taala says where you are living, where you are limo como kitab. He teaches you the book,
while you're a limo Kemal him to cornuta Allah moon, he teaches you what you did not use to know when you are a limo communicator. But well, hikma, he teaches you the book and the Wisdom.
We see the debris and Ehrlichia salaam, he would come in order to teach the Sahaba different things how that he would come and ask the prophets of Allah who are using them different questions before the companions. And then the Prophet salallahu alayhi salam said to them, he told them that that was Gibreel who had come to you to teach you your religion.
And remember, it is an obligation on the Muslim ummah, that we learn sacred knowledge and we also impart it, we also spread it. We benefit those around
Around us with that knowledge. Allah subhanaw taala says in Surah Toba that it is not for the believers to go forth to battle all at once any all the believers are not expected to go out for battle all of them at once. Because there should separate from every division of them a group and a group of believers should remain for remain focused for what purpose Leah to *a HuFa Dean to obtain understanding in the religion, while Yun virial Alma home EDA Raja Rue La him and Warren there are people when they return to them LaRhonda homea Haroon so that they might be cautious. Meaning just as every community, you know, every nation has an army that is, you know, dedicated to
defend that nation. Likewise, there must be some people who are dedicated to learning the deen and then teach people. Why? Because if some people do not dedicate themselves to learn the knowledge of the deen, then how will people learn over time they will forget. And the Prophet salallahu alayhi salam warned us against this, that this is how knowledge will depart that the people of knowledge will finish and those who are left behind any they never bothered to learn. So they never became people of knowledge. And as each scholar leaves the world, there are fewer people of knowledge left.
And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam encouraged us that ballyhoo only Willow is that convey for me even if it is one eye, that you don't have to be an expert scholar, before you convey something, no, if you know very little even, and you know it well you understand it properly, then pass it on, spread the head. So for example, you know, suitor Fatiha, teach that to your child, teach that to your toddler, because your toddler does not know it yet, you know it, you teach it. And the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam made Dora for those people of his OMA, who learn something about the prophets of Allah who already know something the Prophet sallallahu earlier said, I'm
taught, and then they pass it on. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, may Allah cause his face to shine, any on the Day of Judgment, may Allah cause the face of such a person to shine, which person, the one who learned something about the prophets of Allah who already had done something that he taught, and then he passes it on, doesn't just keep it in for and forget it, rather passes it on. And the benefit of passing on knowledge is that you're able to remember it yourself also. Because when you teach, then you're forced to review what you have learned, you're forced to understand it well to remember it well. And then you and when you remember it, then you're
also able to apply it. And we learned that the Prophet salallahu alayhi salam would send companions to different places in order to teach the locals over there. So for example, he sent more admiralty law more on who to Yemen. And he said to him, that when you go there, the first thing that you should teach people is the Oneness of Allah. When they learn that, then tell them that Allah has enjoined on them five prayers, then when they pray, teach them about the cat. So gradually, teach them gradually start with what is most important, which is to hate, and then teach them ways of worshipping Allah subhanho wa taala. We also learn that those who know those who learn in Allah
subhanaw taala raises their degrees, their ranks. And Allah subhanaw taala teaches us that when you don't know something, then ask those people who know about it first, a new athletically in quantum Latteria moon if you don't know something yourself, then inquire, ask the people of knowledge, they will tell you and it is wrong, that a person speaks about something without knowledge, meaning if you don't know something, then don't talk about it. Only when you have knowledge about it, then then tell people about it. Do not speak with ignorance, silence is better. And now there is a question Why should we? Why should we increase in our knowledge? Why should we acquire knowledge of the deen
because those who know are not the same as those who don't know Allah subhanaw taala asks us hell yes that will Adina Jana Munna will Levine Eliana moon are those people who know equal to those people who do not know? The answer is obvious. No, they're not equal. They're not the same. Because in my Yaksha, Allah Hammond everybody, Allah ma, it is those people who have knowledge of
among the servants of Allah, who fear Allah, because they know Allah, and those who don't have knowledge, they don't know Allah, then they don't have fear of Allah. Then they end up saying things which are inappropriate, they end up wasting their life, they end up wasting their time wasting excellent opportunities. And in fact, they end up making many, many mistakes.
And in order to worship Allah subhanaw taala in in an excellent way, we must learn.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, My God the love will be higher on you for proofreading. Whoever Allah wishes good for then Allah subhanaw taala gives that person the understanding of Deen because when a person understands the deen then the doors of goodness are open for them. For example, if you understand the meaning of of vicar, the meaning of Subhan Allah he will be handy he Subhan Allah He Darlene and then you say it in the morning you say it in the evening. You say it in your free moments, you say it when your hands are busy, are busy, but your mind is free. For example, when you're doing the dishes, then what's happening, you are earning so
much reward at the same time. So Allah subhanaw taala has, has given you so much good by giving you knowledge of the words Subhan Allah who will be handy Subhan Allah Alene when Allah intends good for a person, then Allah gives him understanding of the deen and this is why we should be begging Allah we should be asking Allah that he or Allah grant me knowledge increase me in knowledge, because knowledge brings a person out of ignorance out of misguidance out of darkness, it takes a person towards light it brings a person clarity and confidence and it takes a person on the straight path. And if a person does not know, then they are wandering they are, you know making errors. And we are
taught in Serato Fatiha that we ask Allah Idina Serato Mooster team guide us to the straight path, slit oppa Latina Anantara lay him The path of those whom You have bestowed favor on late and malubay Allah him what a Berlin, not of those people on whom you were angry, and nor of those who are astray. Who are the people with whom Allah subhanaw taala is angry, the people who have knowledge, but they do not act upon it. And who are the people who are baleen, those who are lost those who are astray? Those people who don't even know what is right, what is wrong, what is guidance, what is misguidance Whoo, is Allah And if Allah is One, or you know how to worship Allah, they have no
knowledge of these matters. And when they don't have knowledge of these matters, then they're lost. And they don't even know that they don't know. So, we are taught to, to pray for the path of people who Allah is pleased with and who are people whom Allah subhanaw taala is pleased with people who have knowledge, and people who act upon that knowledge. And this is real guidance, this is hedaya.
And in order to know the difference between right and wrong, is necessary. And these days, where everyone has their own truth, this is my truth, I have found my truth people make big claims, I live my truth, any there are so many versions of truth. So, what is actually truth, what is actually right, what is actually wrong, there is so much confusion, where we have, you know, mixed truth with falsehood. So, everyone is, you know, is told you are right, just follow your heart, just live your truth. We we sometimes forget then what is right, what is wrong? We cannot be of those people who say that everything is right, because everything is not right. We cannot be of those people who say,
you know, each person must must live their own truth. No, because it truth is not determined by desire. Truth is not determined by desire. Because if a person says when they're actually 20 years of age that I identify as a 60 year old, I identify as a five year old child, that is pure foolishness that is not truth. So sometimes, you know, when we hear when we get exposed to, you know, such concepts, or such false things that everybody claims that what they're doing is right, we forget that there is actually a hack and there is actually a battling, there is actually truth and there is falsehood. And in order to know the difference between truth and falsehood, we must learn
the knowledge of the deen
We must learn the knowledge of the deen without it. We will become of those people who say everything is right. What are ya the biller? With knowledge, the heart comes to life. Allah subhanaw taala tells us that all you will believe, respond to Allah and the messenger, when the messenger calls you to that which brings you life. What is it that the messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam calls people to, to Allah to to the deen of Allah. So learning the deen of Allah is what it is live for the heart. And Ibrahim said that Allah has made knowledge for the hearts just as rain is for the Earth. Any when rain falls, then what happens to the earth, it comes to life there is growth, right?
There's plants. And just like that when a person has knowledge than the heart comes to life, then a person is able to do something good, do something beneficial. Do things in the right way. And when a person learns knowledge, they're able to avoid sins, because then they recognize what is wrong, they learn what is wrong, and they're in doesn't just bring you information and also brings you hush here, it also brings you fear of Allah. It also brings you humility. And when a person has the fear of Allah, then they're able to stay away from from what displeases Allah subhanho wa Taala and in order to protect ourselves from shaitan we have to learn the knowledge of the deen Allah subhanaw
taala tells us that what are your sadhana? comerciais Taan right after mentioning the straight path that do not let che Pon stop you do not let Shavon hinder you, we need from the straight path. Because Shavon makes knowledge of the DEA, you know, boring for a person in the sense that shaitan tells a person this is hard this is difficult. So Shaitan puts obstacles on that path. And in order to protect ourselves from shaitan we have to learn the deen
we also learned that when people acquire knowledge of the deen there is blessing in their homes in their in their lives of a good editor of the Longhorn, who used to say that when the Quran is recited in a house, and the Quran cannot be recited without knowledge of recitation without knowledge of the Quran. So when that happens when the people of a house recite the Quran in it, then that house becomes vast for its inhabitants, the angels are present in it, and the shayateen leave that house and the goodness of that house increases. But when the Quran is not recited in that house, then it becomes constricted for its inhabitants. It may be 3000 square feet, but people feel
you know, tight in that house, they want to get out they want to run away, because that house becomes constricted for them. The angels leave that house the devils are present in it and it's goodness is decreased. When a person acquires a limb, then they receive a Mercy of Allah subhanaw, Taala and Sakina. tranquillity descends on those people who recite the Quran, who discuss the book of Allah who learn it together among themselves. When people learn knowledge, they're also granted sustenance from Allah. In a hadith we learned that there were two brothers during the time of the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam, and one of them used to go to the Prophet sallallahu earlier Salam
in order to learn and the other brother, you know, would go for work in order to make money. So the one who would go to make money one day he came and complained to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam about his brother, that he just comes to you every day. He doesn't come to work with me, and he doesn't help me. And you know, he's basically wasting his time. And the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam said that perhaps you are provided because of him? Meaning it's possible that when you go to work when you go for your business and you're able to make money you're able to do that because Allah subhanaw taala is giving you sustenance, why is he giving you sustenance? Because you are
making money for your family and part of your family is who your brother who is studying the deen
because of studying the deen people are provided with a risk. People are given success. People are given success in the world even
we learn Allah subhanaw taala tells us what the Kulla were Alonso and Nicola who fear Allah and you should know that you're going to meet him. So it is necessary to learn about that meeting so that we can prepare for it. Because if we don't prepare for that meeting, on that day, we will be in great difficulty.
See, Think about it. If you have to take an entry test, an entry exam, alright, even if you have to take a driver's license, you want to have the privilege to drive the car. Do you not need to at least read the book once? Do you not need to at least, you know, learn what the different road signs mean. Because if you don't, you're going to go overconfident and take that test and actually fail.
So, knowledge of the here of
how to pass the test of life is essential. For entering into paradise. We learned that on the Day of Judgment, the feet of a person cannot move until he is asked about five things about his life and what he did with it, his knowledge and what he did with it, his wealth, how he earned it, where he spent it, his body and what he did, what he did with it, meaning how he used his body.
Allahu Akbar. So, the path to Paradise, remember, the key to that is the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that whoever follows a path in pursuit of knowledge, Allah will make easy for him, the path to Paradise, and the person who, who dies while knowing that there is no God worthy of worship, but Allah, then such a person will enter Paradise, and Imam Ahmed used to say that people are that the need people have for knowledge is greater than the need that they have for food.
Because food and drink, you just need it once or twice a day. Right? When you're fasting, it's sufficient for you to eat twice a day, some people, they can't even eat some food or they're not able to eat properly at Iftar time, right? They they eat very little. So you can survive with a meal with one with one or two meals a day. Right. But when it comes to knowledge, you need it. For every breath that you take meaning every moment of your life you are in need of.
Because you need knowledge in order to decide what to do and what not to do. And if you are doing something, how to do it. And if you're not doing something, how to leave it. So knowledge is something you need at all times at every moment of your existence. So we are our need for knowledge is greater than our need for food and drink. And why should we learn the knowledge of the deen for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala alone because of a person learns the knowledge of the deen in order to show off in order to be called a scholar or a very good speaker or an excellent author or to acquire such titles, that the goal is to be called something in the world, then this will be a
source of punishment for a person on the Day of Judgment. Because we learned that on the Day of Judgment, eight a reciter of Quran will be brought and Allah subhanaw taala will will remind him of his blessings on him and ask him what did you do and that person will say that I learned the knowledge of your book and I recited it, meaning I recited it to people in order to teach them in order to remind them and Allah subhanaw taala will say that you have told the lie you You did not seek it from my pleasure, you learn you learn that knowledge, so that you would be called a scholar, you will be called a party and you are called a scholar you will call the according you got that
reward in the world. So now there is nothing for you. And that person will be dragged to hellfire will or Iago Billa sincerity is very important. Class is very important.
In Earth, I mean said that seek knowledge in order to invite people to Allah through it. Any Your goal should not be to just sit with that knowledge or to just be given a certain title. Well Your goal should be that you benefit yourself and then benefit others also benefit others. And, and when you call people to Allah do so with knowledge. Any it's not sufficient that you just hype people up. No, you also have to give them solid alien because it is with the alien that you know who Allah is, it is with Aiden, that you're able to worship Allah subhanaw taala properly and with your son, and we should never ever be arrogant about the knowledge that Allah subhanaw taala has given us and
rather we should be humble. We should not use our knowledge to argue with people to belittle those who don't know, you know, use fancy
He words in front of them big terms in front of them to make them feel like they're nothing and that we are so knowledgeable and we're better than them nor should we be seeking knowledge to attract people's attention, because all of these are wrong objectives and they will be a source of regretting and loss and punishment for a person on the Day of Judgment. What are you the biller? And knowledge should be a goal of our lives that we are constantly seeking it because ignorance is something that is that is condemned in our deen Allah subhanaw taala says, most of the people do not know any, this is not something praiseworthy. This is bad, Allah subhanaw taala says so many people,
sorry that they have invented
equals to Allah. And all of this they do behavior in without any knowledge. Because when a person does not have knowledge of Allah, then they begin to associate partners with Allah. And then they begin to say things in ignorance which can lead them to hellfire. How often people assume things about the prophets of Allah who are in Islam or about deen of Allah. And then they say, this isn't the Quran. This is what the Prophet said sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam warned us that whoever ascribes to me what I have not said, then let him occupy his seat in hellfire.
And it is hypocrisy that a person does not understand the deen because about the hypocrites Allah subhanaw taala says lair Allah moon, they do not know lie of Cohoon they do not understand liars alone, they do not realize. So when a person
seeks knowledge, then they're able to come out of that ignorance and they're able to come out of that heedlessness.
And when a person does not have knowledge when a person is ignorant, then they go astray. And then they mislead others also let you be Luna via Hua Ian behavior in many people mislead others with their desires without any knowledge, meaning they have no knowledge and then they mislead others.
Because when you don't know then the the blind will lead the blind then you think about it if a mother does not have knowledge of the Quran, does not have knowledge of the Sunnah, then how is she going to teach her children she's going to she doesn't know and our children will not know she will make mistakes and our children will make mistakes in her footsteps. Sometimes people say, you know women don't really need to learn the D No, it is essential for women to learn essential.
And then when a person does not have knowledge, then he begins to argue about Allah behavior even also,
what a great mistake it is. When a person does or does not have knowledge of the Quran, they turn away from the Quran. Allah subhanaw taala says that such a person will have my Isha turn Blanca, a very difficult constricted life, such a person will come on the Day of Judgment blind, such a person will be under the influence of shaitan because shaitan will be Corinne to him, of course companion to him.
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trick of shaitan of Iblees is that he prevents them from learning knowledge. Why? Because knowledge is light. And when che Khan puts out the lamps, all right, meaning when people are in darkness, then he leads them. He you know in darkness, however he wants any he makes them
fall and slip in darkness, however that he wants, you think about it when you're in your own bedroom, even but it's pitch dark, you can you can fall you can trip over something, because you cannot see. So life without knowledge is like this, that a person is under the influence of shaitan them. So in order to protect ourselves from shaitan we need a and even Hubei Allah said that off the tricks of shaitan is that he turns people away from reflecting upon the Quran, because he knows that guidance is obtained by reflecting on the Quran. So he turns people away from the Quran. We learn that in the grave, when people will be asked different questions. Who is your Lord? What is your
deen? Who is your messenger? The believer will give the answers properly with confidence. But the disbeliever or the hypocrite What will he say? In Hadees we learned he will say la de la are three I don't know I don't know. I used to say whatever the people would say.
So he will be told la the writer wala Tala
Have you neither learned nor did you read yourself? Any? Yes, you lived in ignorance in complete ignorance, you died with that and then that person will be punished. So, learning knowledge of the deen is essential essential for us. And so of the doors that we should be making is, first of all, are busy the near Ilma Oh my Lord, Increase me in knowledge. This thorough Allah subhanaw taala teaches it to his messengers of Allah who already has them in the Quran, that you should say, Oh my Lord, Increase me in knowledge. Isn't this amazing? The prophets of Allah who were listening was not taught to say, Oh my Lord, Increase me in status or increase me in wealth. No, increase me in
knowledge. Why? Because the more knowledge you you you learn the better your life becomes. The more joy you find the you are more productive. You are you're able to let you know do things with confidence, you're able to benefit yourself, you're able to benefit others. And we're called revisiting your enema. Over here. Raymond specifically is there in an off the Quran, the knowledge of the Quran, the knowledge of the deen
and if no claim said that how worrisome it is and how shocking and what a big loss it is, that a person spends his entire life learning, but he departs from the world without having understood the truths of the Quran.
Meaning a person can be a person of knowledge
and, and ignorance. How when a person only has knowledge of the deen and not the Quran. So when a person does not have knowledge of the Quran, then it's as if they're leaving the world in a state of ignorance. And this is a source of regret and loss for a person on the Day of Judgment. So, if we have learned many different things, we have degrees in you know, in different sciences in different
you know, fields, but we don't know the Quran, then this is ignorance, or visit the near Ilma or my Lord increase me in knowledge, specifically knowledge of the Quran.
And knowledge of the Quran is what removes darkness. Knowledge of the Quran is what guides a person in this world. And it will be of benefit to a person in the hereafter also, even was Rudra de la Mourinho, when he would recite this ayah he would say, oh, Allah increased me in knowledge in Eman and in conviction in European. And one of the scholars said, that there is no joy of the world that resembles the joy of the Hereafter, except for the joy of faith and knowledge, any any blessing of this world when you experience it, and you will find joy in experiencing it, for example, eating fruit, all right.
Now in general also we learned that there will be for wacky there will be fruits but the fruits of Jannah are way a better way. You know very, very different from the fruit of this world.
However, the joy that you find with iman the joy of knowing that Allah hears me that Allah answers, the joy of knowing that Allah helps Allah heals the joy of a belief and the joy of knowledge, the joy that you have, when you learn about something, learn about one of the attributes of Allah learn about something in paradise for example, then this not this joy, people of Paradise will also experience. So the joy that you get by with Eman and the joy that you get by learning. This is one of heavenly experiences Subhanallah another door that we should be making. Another door that we should be making is rubbish roughly Saudi were silly Emery. What Hello looked at me Lisa, Annie, you
have a whole calling that oh my lord, expand for me my chest is for me my task, untie the knot from my tongue that they may understand my speech. And this is a dog that Musa alayhis salam made when he was being sent to fit around. And Musa alayhis salam made this drop. And this is related to the previous draw. Because while we ask Allah subhanaw taala for increase in knowledge we should also ask Allah subhanaw taala for ease in learning, because it's not always easy to learn. It's not all
was easy to find places or opportunities to to learn. So here we say, oh my lord, expand for me my chest,
meaning expand my chest, so that I am able to grasp knowledge, I'm able to grasp the light of knowledge, the light of Eman, wisdom, and I'm able to contain that in my chest, I'm able to understand that I'm able to remember it. And when the chest is filled with a man and knowledge, and it understands, when when the chest has no more in it, than a person is able to bear verbal and physical hardships. Because when the chest is open, only then can a person can bear hardship. And when a person can bear hardship, then only are they able to do something. Musashi SNL was going to face a very difficult challenge, very difficult challenge to go and speak to fit our own to go and
deal with fit our own, that arrogant tyrant. That wasn't something easy. He knew that this task was extremely difficult. So you can only have determination when you're when, when you're when you have shut her solder. When you are confident, you can only have resilience. When you have determination in your heart. How do you get that determination? How do you get that confidence how, when you have in and when in is settled in your heart. And with that Eylem you have light you have wisdom. You have acceptance and surrender to Allah subhanaw taala has commands and decrees
and then rubbish rally Saturday, remember that it is knowledge that expands the chest, ignorance constricts the chest when a person does not have knowledge, then they become impatient, they quit. They give up very quickly, then a person does not have much tolerance. They don't have grit, they don't have good o'clock. Why are suddenly Emery make my task easy for me? Meaning the acquiring of knowledge make that easy for me. And the tasks that I have been given. make that easy for me. Why raka melissani untie the knot from my tongue because Musa Salam had to go and speak to fit around. And in order to speak to someone, you have to speak confidently in a flow. So untie that knot from
my tongue. Yes, oh coldly, so that they may understand what I'm saying. And this shows us that as we ask Allah subhanaw taala for the ability to learn, we should also ask him for the ability to convey and conveying doesn't just mean that you have to sit, you have to stand at a huge
you know, stage and then address people from there and teach them know sometimes conveying teaching something means you're teaching your own child who is not willing to listen to you.
Who is not willing to sit with you or who's not interested in what you want to teach them. So ask Allah to help you in that.
Another hour we should be making his Allahumma me as a Luca Ilma Nafion What are also becoming an element layin firm, that Oh Allah, I ask you for beneficial knowledge, and I seek refuge with you from knowledge that does not benefit. Because remember, there are different types of knowledge and knowledge that does not benefit eventually leads to wrong things. And it becomes a source of loss and regret for a person.
And remember that an idle mind is is the devil's workshop. So if you are busying yourself and learning something that does not bring benefit, then Chopin will come and use that as an opportunity to to to misguide you. Another though we should be making is Allahumma inni as a Luca Eva Nafion. What is conflict Heba? Well, I'm Allah muda Kabbalah that Oh Allah, I ask you for beneficial knowledge, and for pay for good sustenance and deeds that are acceptable. We learn in a hadith of the Prophet sallallahu Aurizon would say the Surah, after fajr, after after performing the budget prayer, and in this thorough you would ask Allah for three things, beneficial knowledge, pure
provision, and accepted deeds. All right. And if you think about it, these three things, we are in need of them every single day. And these are three goals that we should have every single day. And the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam began his day with these three goals. We should also have these three goals at the beginning of the day, that today, I want to learn something benefit
Short today, whatever I eat, I want to make sure that it is pure, it is halal, it is good for me. And whatever I earn whatever money I make, I want to make sure that it is Hala. Anything I bring into my house, I want to make sure that it is halal. And I'm Allah Mata cabina any deed that I do I want that it is accepted by Allah, because if it is accepted by Allah, only then it will be rewarded, only then will it be of benefit to me. So it's not enough to just have this, these goals at the beginning of the day, we need to ask Allah subhanaw taala for assistance in this matter also. Because both things go hand in hand, prayer and effort. You need to pray to Allah, that Oh Allah,
grant me beneficial knowledge, give me pure provision, give me the ability to do to do accepted deeds, and at the same time, you need to put in effort. So for example, if a person makes this dua after budget, and then they sleep all day long, and in the evening, they wake up and they start watching a movie, a three hour long movie, and then they then they go out to eat and they spend three hours chilling with their friends, then what did they do?
There are a alone is not enough with Dora, there must also be the use of ASVAB you need the means that Allah subhanaw taala has given us so every day, learn something new, learn something that will benefit you. There is no break from learning. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi salam continued to increase in his knowledge until he left this world. He was instructed pray for increase in knowledge. So Aloma in the US Alucard Amen naphtha. And this means that no matter how much we have learned, that it's not enough, we are in need of learning more, what is configurable play yep is that which is pure, that which is lawful, and that which is beneficial for us, and accepted deeds,
those deeds which are done in obedience to Allah with sincerity, because, because Allah only accepts such deeds, then another door that we should be making is Allahumma. And finally, Vemma I love Tony, where I live in the Mayan Ferroni what zirconia Inman 10 Ferroni be that Oh Allah, benefit me with what you teach me and give me knowledge of what will benefit me and provide me knowledge that will that you will benefit me with. Now, if you think about it, we're basically asking for the same thing here. Right? That Oh, Allah give me beneficial knowledge, we're asking the same thing in three different ways.
And the reason for this is that you are asking Allah subhanaw taala for more and more beneficial knowledge. Okay, so this is, if desired or any, you are asking Allah for even more beneficial knowledge, that, Oh Allah, benefit me with what you have taught me, and teach me what will benefit me and provide me with knowledge through which you benefit me, meaning you're asking for increase in beneficial knowledge. And then another way that we can understand this is that first of all, we say that, Oh Allah, benefit me with what you have taught me, meaning whatever knowledge you have taught me so far, give me the ability to benefit from it. Because not everyone benefits from what they have
learned. The real benefit of knowledge is that a person is able to act upon it, that a person is able to live by it, that a person is able to use it. You may have learned the entire Quran, but if you're not using it, if you're not applying it, then you're not able to benefit from that knowledge. So Oh ALLAH benefit me with what you have taught me while I live the Mayan Faraone and teach me what you will benefit me with meaning give me more beneficial knowledge. What is the clear element 10 For only be here you're asking Allah subhanaw taala in regard to your future, that in the future also give me knowledge that will be of benefit to me not benefit that with not knowledge that will harm
me, or that will be an argument against me, that will lead me to sin and your disobedience, no knowledge that will will bring me benefit. So the knowledge that you've already taught me, oh Allah benefit me with it. And in the future also, oh, Allah, give me more knowledge give me more beneficial knowledge. And you see sometimes when you for example, if you're taking a course and then you are reaching its completion, you wonder, what next, what next, any I want to learn more. You should be making this dua what zucchini or ailment and Faraone be, Oh Allah give me more knowledge that you will be
benefit me with
mean, another door that we should be making as Allahumma in the URL to become an earl million for women Cabela Yahushua. Women Epson, that touch bar, woman Dharwad Tila use the arugula, that Oh Allah, I seek refuge in You from knowledge that does not benefit. Allahu Akbar, what kind of knowledge is this knowledge that is useless or knowledge that a person does not bother to apply, or knowledge of random things, or or wrong things that you know filled the mind and concerns of a person. And so, a person just wastes their mental energy and their life. Or Allah I seek refuge with You protect me from knowledge that does not benefit. Because such knowledge can be dangerous. It can
lead a person to sin, it can lead a person to waste a life. And Oh Allah, I seek refuge with you from a heart that is not humble from a soul that is not satisfied. That no matter what a person gets, they're not happy. They're always they're always greedy for something else. And from a from a derive from a supplication that is not answered, why would it not be answered? Because a person is busy committing since like in a hadith we learn that a person is you know, in a disheveled state, and then they call upon Allah but why would their daughter be granted when their body is made of haram food, meaning their income was haram. So their body was nourished on haram food, their
clothing is haram. Alright and everything about them is haram. Any they have done? They have acquired everything in their life by disobeying Allah. So then, in this state, when a person calls upon Allah, then there is not granted. So oh Allah protect me from becoming such a person who disobey as you and who who opposes your commands. And then there are is not granted, may Allah subhanaw taala protect us. So we should be eager to acquire beneficial knowledge. And we should never be satisfied with the knowledge that we already have. Rather, we should ask Allah to benefit us with that knowledge, and to continue to increase us in knowledge until we die, until we leave
this world. And even after birth said that the person who dies while seeking knowledge, then this is a sign of a good end, because he is dying in a state of obedience to Allah subhanho wa taala. So every day of our lives, we should be eager to learn something new and beneficial. In sha Allah we will conclude over here Subhana Allah Houma will be handed a shadow Allah Illa illa Anta a stone Furukawa Tobu lake was salam Wa alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh