Channel: Tawfique Chowdhury
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was on a roll was a little better than a
Shah, my respective brothers and my sisters in Islam. The very last ruler Muslim ruler to ever rule over Spain was a man by the name of
Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Assad.
As the scholars have said he was
he was the small one, the literal one, the military one, how could he ever hand over the keys of unbelievers to the non Muslims. So as Mohammed bin Abdullah, Alaska, was handing over the keys of Spain, listen to this. This is a very amazing statement, as he was handing over the keys of Spain, to Ferdinand and Isabella, who are going to now take over Spain and destroy every episode every single face of Islam from that country as he was handing it over. And as he traveled in his chariot, going across the plains, the beautiful cities of Spain, he cried and cried and cry. They said that the man kept on crying until his mother who looked at him and the same child said something to him.
That stopped his crying forever. What did she say? She said, You cry for women,
a city and a country that you will not man enough to protect yourself.
But that is my sister's Islam. This is the state of the Muslim oma today. The state of the Muslim oma today is a we cry and cry and cry that children
men and women enough to protect we cry and cry over Syria. We cry and cry over Palestine. We cry and cry about all of the things that are happening to this own mother.
When we don't remember that simple advice, that simple advice that I had read in the books of Dr. Seuss, Dr. Seuss, Dr. Seuss, you know,
bragging on it because it's a really intelligent cat.
That is a cat that comes out of the hat.
shouldn't have seen it's not real. But that assumes these books are really amazing. And they're the statement that I remember reading as a child. I didn't want to say
Said I say check your brains in your head, your shoes on your feet you can go.
You can go wherever you want. So what's stopping us? What is stopping the average Muslim, brother and sister out there that Allah has endowed with the most amazing intelligence, and the most amazing abilities from going out there and plotting, in order to save this omega Allah, nothing but Allah except this perceived inability that we have, unfortunately gotten ourselves into
my brothers and sisters, Islam. The Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was not simply the last and final messenger. He was the greatest visionary that this Buddha had ever seen. The process of running who ascended was so great, a visionary, that he fulfilled the legacy of every true visionary. Do you know what the legacy is? The legacy of every true visionary is that he would die before vision will be fulfilled. It is the destiny of every great man. It is the destiny of every every single great man that has ever walked on this earth, to die before his dreams, whatever fulfilled.
prophecy was one of them, the Prophet sallallahu wasallam, when the police came and told around, some of them, Come, let us make you our king, and you worship our God, and we worship your God, what did he say? He said, to put the morning my right hand beside my left, I would not stop calling to this religion for a single day. These are not words of a man who was asked to politics and power, these are not the words of a man in one's kingdom. And these are the words of a man who knows why has been sent on this earth. These are the words of a man who knows exactly what he wants to achieve in this dunya Have you seen the prophets of Allah send them in the in the time of trouble when he
was pelted with in the down the pipe and was pelted with stones? Where did he say, What did the purpose of
them say? Did he want the mountain the angel of the mountains to crush them between the two mountains? Then we made a simple request, what was a simple
I wish that there will be a people that will come up to them that will be
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the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, when his wife asked him for some wealth, and for some provisions, what did he do? What did he do, he gave them a choice, either choose me, I choose, and choose this vision for which had been said, otherwise, by law, you can go back and divorce yourself from me. And I've given you that choice. So one month to make up their minds.
Do that not the acts of a man who wants to have lights in his life. These are the words of a man who raised his women to fulfill a vision that he had but love. The sisters once
came to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And he was lying down on a pile of scraps that were taken from the box of the pantry, scraps of wood that were taken from the palms of the of the of the of the, of the trees, and he was lying down and with marks on his body as any one of us would have. So on
Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and he cried, at that point, the prophets of Allah.
He called him
have any doubt
in your mind, that Allah subhanho wa Taala has made me the prophet of God, that He will fulfill my wish with me.
was a man a tremendous vision.
A man a tremendous visual, a man who had tremendous
ultimate vision that he shared with all the
What did he say? He says,
the earth was made a plane in front of me. So I saw the east, south and west and I saw that my own
Math will reach every part of
every part of
the battle. Is anyone remember the Battle of conduct?
Does anyone remember the Battle of combat? Yes. What happened but that was in
the process of writing
got down into the
the process of segmenting to a group of the Sahaba that were finding it very difficult to break down this backbone to this huge boulder that was in front of them. Everyone, give it a go.
Give it a go. Every Sahabi give it a go until it was left to the process and a lot of send them to try.
So the process a lot of send them got down. He took his axe and he hit it once and light came out. What did he say? He said, he said,
then he went
with his ex. And then I came out again But did he say he said
I was gonna say
the Sham is yours.
To see the words of the visionary Prophet, Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he is not simply talking about the future. And what he what Allah subhanho wa Taala showed him from the from the knowledge of the unseen
Prophet sallallahu wasallam is talking about the vision of a visionary.
A tremendous vision, and his vision was going to be achieved by law. You know, if you read about business these days, they they talk about the fact that whenever businesses are in trouble, whenever GE is in trouble, whenever for some trouble whether whenever GMC is in trouble, whenever any large company is in trouble, you know what the CEO does. The CEO doesn't talk about the problems. He talks about the vision of the company first. He likes the people under a vision, he brings the people together under the same purpose of why we're here in the first place. This is the essence of leadership. The essence of leadership
is to have a vision. Do you know that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam before he passed away? He said different markets and markets, which are the places that people
want to go for hygiene. Do you know the input of Amersham at that time of the show? What was the question?
Why does it why was
Christians? He put a
limit why Muslims there? So the prophets and
the prophets of Allah,
Allah Sham at that time, when there was no Muslims in Sham to our knowledge at that time. The prophet SAW Selim set up
the people of Yemen,
why was there and how many Muslims were there? Hardly a few Muslims at that time
had converted to Islam, only a few Muslims. That is he set up a whole new course for them. Why? Because he knew and he knew as to how they would then focus on conversion that people have limit
for the people of pleasure as well. Why would you do that? In the same way because the process
and this is the act of a visionary, the process of a law
that when you do these sort of things, you direct your focus and your people towards them. Do you know the Battle of pharmacy, it was reported that Western saw in his dream restaurant was the main general. And the Gardasil vaccine was a battle where the Muslims were only 7000 Muslims 7000 Muslims, for nearly 240,000 pregnant soldiers and won the battle after 21 days of fighting. Do you know this bathroom that was the was the main general at that time? He saw in his dream that the Muslims would win the battle. So he tried to delay the war as much as possible. Do you know why that is a system Islam that was asked for people to come and talk to him from the messengers of the
Muslims again and again for almost three to four days, one after the other after the other. In fact, when he called one of the Sahara, one of us to have a movie with Misha Marina in the show that must have asked him
why is it that you
come to fight the greatest army that this world has ever seen? Why have you come to find us? So what did
he say? He said our process of running was seldom before he passed away. He told us to focus on
he told us to focus on you guys
and fight those that are next to you that are neighboring you from the countries of the disbelievers. So Allah subhanho wa Taala, given a clear directive, the point I'm trying to make my brothers and sisters in Islam is at the process of sending them as a man a True Vision. He had his ultimate vision, but not a single house of mortar or brick or clay, except that Islam will enter into
the ultimate vision of the process and allow the center was very clear. And he had a 25 year vision. What was his 25 year vision before he passed away? Very clearly.
Rome is yours. Pleasure is yours. Constantinople is yours.
vision of the Prophet sallallahu. In 25 years, he had a 10 year vision to
achieve and take years or a large investment.
In fact, if you find the number of Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam, about asking a lot of maka, maka, maka. Which, which basically means was focusing everyone's attention. And
you know, how many over 75 Hadith of the brow of the prophets SLM the books of cinema?
the point I'm trying to raise to you all today, is by
the process of it now how do you send them as a man of truvision? But how far are we from that from from being like Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam? How far are we from being led by Mr. Brian Wilson? You know, many years back, I went, and I made a survey of Islamic organizations in some countries that I was visiting at that time. So I decided to ask all the leaders of Islamic organizations a simple question, what's your vision? What's your vision? What do you want to achieve in the next 10 years? Or in the ultimately, what do you want to achieve ultimately, with your organization that you were founded? Do you know what they told me? Each and every one of them had no clear idea of what they
wanted to achieve with the organization, they simply would see any other organization out there. And they're simply trying to imitate the x, the x, y, Zed organization having a function. So they come together. And so let's say I serve a function. They see XYZ organization launching a sister shelter, why do we launch our sister shelter? They see an excellence in organization holding a conference, let's launch a conference as well. They see XYZ organization in the TV channel. And you know what, that's a great idea. Why don't we think about ourselves? And they see someone else launching a youth center? And they say, absolutely, yes, that's our priority. Is that how they started? Is this how
visions are meant to be created? Is this how we are meant to be working?
This is not the way of the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam imitated people to follow people who had a clear path and a clear vision towards which he was working towards every single moment of his life. But others assistant who said, if we have no clear plan, of where we want to go by alignment is the same as someone getting into the car. And people ask him, where do you want to go? And the driver says, But Allah had the faintest idea.
So why are you driving them? Why are you driving the car
And this is a state of the vast majority of the Muslims today. The fate of the vast majority Muslim today is that they get into the car and they drive, but not looking forward. Their drive was looking into the rearview mirror. That's all they look like. They look into the rearview mirror all the time. And eventually, of course, someone who drives only concentrating on the past. By the rearview mirror, I mean the past, concentrating on what you have done before, and not what you want to do in the future, you eventually end up having an accident.
If we do not have a good plan for good health, that in itself is a good time for bad health.
If we always do what we've always done, we will always get what we always got. In fact, Albert Einstein, who said in an amazing statement, he said the definition of insanity.
He said the definition of insanity is to do the same thing.
Right in the same way and expect different results. And this is precisely what the oma is doing today. We do the same thing in the same way and expect different results. But that doesn't suit
Stop, we are only here today, because we did not plan any better. The only way today, because we did not have a better vision. We only are here today because we tend to be here today. And the only way we plan to be here today is because we did not plan any better. Had we planned better by Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala, Allah subhanho wa Taala, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful, would have taken us to a far better situation that when the oma is today, I asked you this important question, and I and I, and I asked you to pay attention to this point, if you have no vision for the life, if you as all the students have this beautiful university had no vision for your life, then guess what,
someone else has a vision for your life. So as everybody knows what you should be doing.
The government knows what you should be doing.
Your enemies have a vision for you.
The vision for you I mean, so your family has a vision for you.
Okay, the whole point is, if you don't know where you want to go, someone else already does. And someone else is already pushing you towards that. You know, how many students come to me and asked me this question, whether
I feel like I really want to study slab. But then my mom wants me to do engineering. And then, by the way, I need to get married, what should I be doing engineering on South America?
You know what the answer is? How should I know?
My answer is not the typical answer. My answer is very simple. How should I know the answer to this? You should know the answer to this even before you ask me this question. Because the whole problem is that you don't know what you want to do. When you want to go, where do you want your life to end up? What do you want to achieve with your life? When you're unclear about this question about insistence man, that is precisely why why we end up in no man's land, where we ended up in doing something that we don't want to do. A few days ago, I was in Dubai. And I asked, and I wasn't a Medical College of about 300 students of medicine, all studying to be doctors and asked them the
simple question. And I asked you all have a simple question again.
which data is processed out here?
Mondays? Mondays? Right, hands up? How many of you love Mondays? We love memory? I can't wait for Monday.
In the audience, they should just look. Can you see how few people actually love what they're doing?
Is your life
this is what you should be doing with your life. This is precisely the vision
to jump in and last
The best day of the week is Friday.
Why is that the case? Because we don't have to come to school.
We don't have to go to work anymore. Do you understand? This is not just a joke. This is reality. It's true. If we really wish orange should be should be doing with a heart and a soul and a life
would love to do this work.
To do what you love, you get engrossed in it. When you do what you love, you lose track of time, when we do what you should be doing, which have been created to do but alive was saying yesterday, he lost track of time. Frequently my wife will tell me, you told me you come back in two hours.
lose track of time when I go to mercy mission.
Because this is my life. This is my life. My life because I lose track of time. I have sleepless nights, not because of that because of pure passion of love for it. How many of us dread status nights? Simply because by law we're doing something we don't really want to do.
How many of us are living someone else's dream? Someone else's vision? Why don't we mean our own vision and our own dream?
systems instead? The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said in authentic it. He said cuando mula Southern Lima Kolkata
remember this having
a Celtic having
this changed my life, this heavy persona session. What did he say? He said
Yes, Southern Lima Haleakala. Everyone is held for the purpose that they have been created for.
Everyone is held for the purpose of learning created for Allah subhanho wa Taala has a specific purpose, why He created you? Allah has a specific purpose why He created you? Yes, in general who know us
all know that. However, Allah subhanho wa Taala has a specific purpose why He created us.
He created us for a specific reason. Why did Allah create you, in this body? As a human being, as a male in the 21st century, living in Malaysia? To the standard one? There must be an answer to this question.
A lot doesn't create anything playfully ingest. He has a beautiful purpose behind each one of us. He created each one of us with a clear reason.
Have you thought about why did you have you thought about what you should be doing this dinner before you die? Do you know from life experience, you can ask anyone, when someone does what they should be doing with their life. But a lot of luck comes to them. And Money Follows wherever they are. Money Follows wherever they are.
To tell us to do what your loved one will follow. Do what you love, money will follow money is subservient to us. We are not subservient to x, we don't have to do anything for money, man will follow us if we follow our passion and a purpose. For what lots of power without approval.
And Allah created every single Sahaba for a different cause. We create
as a peace and a mercy and as a preserver of the secrets of the prophet shall
be created. To transmit the signal Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam to us, he created an armor to leave the old man, he called a broker to be a mercy upon this owner he created to be the greatest general this has ever seen.
Every one of us has a clear purpose of which Allah has created us. So what is the reason you have been created?
You sit down in this dunya to fulfill you must answer this question before it is too late. My brothers and sisters in Islam, do you know why we fail? We fail each one of us to follow our purpose and our vision in life. Do you know why?
It's simple. There's something called fear. We are far too afraid. We're afraid of anything. The search of trade and if you follow our passion, money will not come to us. Without your faith that we follow our passion and our dream, then
who is going to pay for the bills? Who's gonna pay for my rent, who's gonna pay for my school? Have my kids screens who's gonna pay for the petrol in the car
is the greatest, greatest tragedy of this moment. The greatest emotion of brothers and sisters that stops us from doing what we should be doing with our lives is fear. Because we're far too afraid, referred to a fate anything. So he said no. The first thing that comes to mind is no. The first thing that comes to your mind is to belittle someone who wants to do something. The greatest problem amongst the Muslims is this thing called the tall poppy syndrome, you know, the top of the syndrome is?
Well, I'll tell you what it is. It's an Australian, Australian saying. We say Australian the tall poppy syndrome is imagine these puppies, puppies, meaningless. Beautiful new fresh flowers.
Beautiful flowers, huge, beautiful flowers. Now, isn't it really bad when one of them sticks out? But whatever it just grows faster than others. What do you feel like doing chopping?
chopping that off?
To say we don't want any one of them to stick out. And this is the tall poppy syndrome in Muslims in states. We don't want to accept too much.
How you gonna leave your work and start a business and then do
your studies and do what
this country and go somewhere else and set up your life somewhere else because the passion is to do this and bow and whatever else.
I was told
Precisely. The tall poppy syndrome. No one. No one. People do not like people to stand up. People don't like
Others to excel. And unfortunately, this is what stops most of us, the vast majority of us anything extra. That is why we say our kids have to go through the classical schools and the finished children. And then have a degree right after it. And then after that, get a job, and then find a girl and married and the ticker, nice semicolon ijarah and then find another nice car on Honda Odyssey or something on each other. And then
this is the Muslim dream, right? This is a, this is our dream.
Is this a religion.
It's not to pray and fast and go to sleep is not the religion.
This is the religion that our enemies want for us. This is a religion, that the enemy does not work for us. Our religion is to pray and fast and to spend our life for the cause of this religion for the day,
until the day you die.
This is the vision of
the vision our services allow
us to leave behind the people that are visionaries. And that's precisely what he did. He left behind the Sahara that spread faster than anything else. The only thing that spread faster than Islam were the Mongols who was set
also by proclaiming Islam apparently
nothing in this world. Nothing in this world can give you clarity in your life before you pass away.
Listen to what I'm saying today about this point of having a vision for life. If you're feeling
if you're feeling like you're endlessly pursuing something you don't really love. If you're feeling that you're doing something with your life, that alone has very little meaning. If you feel
closer in the cage, then liberate yourself and come back to the original Muhammad.
Allah subhana wa tada
tells us to have great vision. He told us about the people of great vision. He tells us about them again to be like the greatest of the heroes of
the progress of America. Some of them also told us that told us in the authentic to also have the highest of visions and highest aspirations in the authentic hadith.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said,
If you ask for gentlemen,
if you ask
for is the highest part of gender and the most middle part of gentlemen, why?
Why would we have a vision should we aspire the highest? Because this is precisely what Allah subhanho wa Taala wants from us. inauthentic has Hadith, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has never ever told us to seek to seek anything except the best of it. In fact, a man came to the prophet
I want to ask you for something to us. He said, I asked you
not to be your companion in gentlemen. What did the Prophet say? That's too high. That's too high and men.
When we say they love me, and say hello to me, because I pray a lot. I prostrating to
our process and the Lord wanted each and every one of us to aspire greatness
inside of us, made for this
This version authentic Malaysian than
others, he said, You are the best solutions made to lead other nations. So we have been made to meet other nations. We are being made to show them the path we have been made to show others how to lead this program and this life. In the verses Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us the same thing. First it says about gender and how beautiful Germany is and how vast
this paradise that the competitors compete. What does it mean? It means Aspire the highest of gentlemen, the greatest of the hereafter aspire to be the best you can ever achieve in this
Have mercy on a man who knows his limits. This is the worst translation I've ever found of the
classical translation translations. This is one of those classical poor translation translations.
The big bloopers of translation is how this happens is misunderstood.
May Allah have mercy on a man who knows his
limits that are less talking about allies talking about the amazing amount of his limits the greatness of his abilities, this is what he was talking about. In fact, the Sahaba understood this verse to mean that
the proper translation of this is where Allah have mercy on the individual who knows the greatness of his limits, and so excels. And he continues to do more and more and more.
Allah has mercy on not the person who knows, oh, I'm a simple grenadier. I can't do too much, I can only look after one person. And one often, and I will pray and fast and that's enough for me.
Act for lack of activity,
instead of ourselves, and we say, it's all covered.
It's not covered at all with our inactivity. Do you know,
a great quote in Pakistan, who was very secular, and then became very religious towards the end of his wife. And he wrote a beautiful poetry about beautiful poetry.
I wish I could call it an oboe because it was so beautiful. I love
the people. Listen to this, this is amazing. It should be written in gold. And it's anything that allows you to listen to it, and post it up here on the walls of this university. Listen to the statement of Atlanta club. He said that men and women, for lack of progress have a vision in their life, then they are led by the color of law. If the politics of this way, they go this way, they go that way, or that way, right.
But the main purpose and the main vision, and the women of purpose and the women of vision, they are
Ask yourself are you
know what to do? So
this way, the circumstances that really go that way, you struggle against it, you struggle to follow a vision that you have, if you do,
that Allah subhanho wa Taala will give you the vision that you've chosen for your life. If you don't love, what's gonna end up happening is that you will end up following someone else's vision. And you are here today, if it's not because of your own vision, because the vision of someone else that has the vision for you.
liberate ourselves from being those people who do not have a vision for your life, that become those people that have a clear vision for their life. Do you know what's going to end up happening is the vision
happening, but you really have to realize what's happening is you're going to become like a person who misunderstands the difference between distance and displacement. What is distance and what is displacement? displacement is the is the amount of distance that a object has moved from one position to another. So if for example,
these two things,
okay, the amount of distance that separates the term is called displacement. Does that make sense? But two things amount of space that we imagined this item.
This thing is when I first moved up to her up to here,
and then suddenly by some grace from Allah, Allah bless him as an angel.
Okay, so the distance that he has traveled is a lot isn't it?
But the displacement is very simple. Yes. So a taxi driver, for
example, a taxi driver travels a lot, we have a huge distance than covered every day. 200 kilometers, 300 kilometers, there is displacement zero. Why? Because he comes back to the same spot that he started in the morning.
He leaves his house in the morning takes his car goes all the way to Jaya 10 Times up and back, then comes home.
displacement is zero, but it's distance that has traveled 300 kilometers.
So to achieve something in our life, is distance important displacement.
displacement, we have to go from here to there
is displacement that is important distance.
Us convinced ourselves by saying we've traveled so much we've done so much.
We convinced ourselves of distance rather than displacement. And that is a great deception.
So what's gonna end up happening to all of you, when you feel like doing something more in your life, you're gonna see that
you're just gonna see that.
Oh, my God, look at that organizational
We're gonna go from here.
The equity possible so much.
Even though even though
if you increase it all the way to the became one single lead, that amount of time and space and distance and money, whatever space that could have taken you towards a huge Father, Father, Father, displacement we could ever imagine. Great. And this is precisely what happens when you have a clear vision. When you have a clearer vision, you can achieve a lot more with a lot less resources to achieve a lot more. With the limited time.
You can achieve a lot more with limited money that you have in your pocket, you can achieve a lot more from the little life that you have in this world.
My sincere honest request to all of you is to remember that our purpose of the matter
was a great man what because only 100,000 accepted Islam that is ads that you look at today.
People accepting Islam at his hands that
had accepted at his hands at the time was was about 100,000.
How many people now who hedge to religion?
What was the outcome? How much was the vision episode
achieved result was over 100,000.
Now the kings and queens of Saudi Arabia achieving
that the kings and queens are better than a sumo wrestler.
That object to the seeking a person is never ever judgment achieved with the life a person must be judged for what they want to achieve with the life. And this is why
he says this statement.
this is the true value of human beings. What did he say? He said the general very
much. They say the value of every human being isn't what they're good at doing that.
interview people show what you've done in the past to say that the value of somebody
value because of what he said, That's not
what the heck is what I've achieved got to do with what I will achieve in the future.
As well as the special people, the people of tomorrow.
They say the value
isn't what they want to achieve with the life.
How much value do you have in your life?
Ask yourself this question. And the answer is how great your vision will be for what you want to achieve with your life.
it's difficult, talking about a vision is very difficult
actually. Because once you tell somebody that
Stop doing what you're doing. Leave your job with your family, your
family, but leave your work. Reverse for a different course to that to this change country perhaps change, change your past profession, very stressful, very stressful
but one thing's for sure
you want to do in your life ever want to do in real life? Before doing comes knowledge
that is why we're all here today. You are all students have some knowledge
and knowledge is from Allah Subhana.
Allah has taught us how to read and write is Allah subhana wa tada who taught us knowledge is Allah subhanho wa Taala decreed that knowledge be the means of saving and saving humanity. In fact, when Allah subhanho wa Taala created other valuable software select the angels came to Allah says he had made use of demand Are you going to put on this earth or not some Croatia is going to Spain.
unless I know that you don't know me, I have a divine plan. So what was divine plan?
He taught Adam the mains all things
that Allah gave Adam
from the knowledge that all
the knowledge which only under his knowledge was the divine strategy for serving humanity, the divine strategy for saving humanity from destroying ourselves.
If we become knowledgeable, if we have knowledge of Islam, firstly, and then after all the other branches have given us then allow will save humanity from us destroy ourselves. So knowledge is the means for us.
I think you are all students of knowledge, irrespective of what other parts of your life you choose, whatever path it is.
Before you act, knowledge must be the most important thing that you focus on. So I thought I would dedicate this session to motivate all of you about gaining knowledge.
Each and every one of us assumes that Allah subhanaw taala websites, each and every single one of us who is us.
That allows us we assume when we make Toba etc.
When we pray that unless a pattern of violence is actually accepted our prayers, we assumed a little faster but had a less accepting
the reality of the situation is that's not true.
The situation is that there is no real proof that Allah loves us except one proof, there is no real proof that Allah subhanaw taala loves us except one proof and one could only have one is that proof man.
So the only criteria
therefore, whenever a lab is not good for a lab does not give the religion the necessary opposite is also true. The necessary The opposite is also true.
So ask yourself this question. Ask yourself this question. Have you been increasing in Islamic knowledge every single day. If you have, then that was a burden which Allah wanted Good for you. And if you did not increase the knowledge, then that was a burden which did not work good for you.
Good for this little boy.
over surety, a lot must work some good for you all as well. And that is what led to that opportunity to come here today. And learn and hear about some of the words Allah has said and some of the words and the wisdom of the prophets and listen, you must have a good
chance to go with this one you can take for a guarantee.
For something somebody, perhaps the boss or mom, or something else that you've done, so good for which Allah is now giving you an opportunity to learn about his blue chip company today.
share his knowledge with those people who are bad, allow only sharing his knowledge with those people that want to do good. So my brothers and sisters have rejoice in the fact that I know what's good for you all. But let me tell you about the stories of the past of the great scholars of the past, so that you will motivate yourself about gaining knowledge. Because each path and each path that you choose for your life, whichever path you choose for your dunya for your life, knowledge is an essential part of how you can get there. I'll give you the example of
this great man, a setup
was a great Hanafi scholar
who was unfortunately imprisoned in the bottom of a row for 12 years of his life. And we related a book and he was imprisoned in the bottom row by the Khalifa was a very bad man at that time. So I said to him about giving to others against the judgment of the police at that time,
in prison, when in the bottom of the world, as a 12 year old boy, I understand that was 10 years. But what was so great was the passion was so amazing, amazing for knowledge that our selves from the bottom of the barrel, used to recite
and risk any students watered down. And they all compiled into 23 volumes
33 volumes and the book was known as an absolute. And I remember when I was a student at the University of Medina, in my third year, when I had to do a research on a particular book of sex, and take a section and try and correct it for any mistakes. I used to read.
The book that I was I was allocated to what I used to read the book and observe after every section, it would say, and this has been related by I would set up so the amount was the increase in
Look at the passion and the dedication of our scholars was amazing, amazing
this great scholar
in history says
that a beautiful young boy who was at the age of about 15, or 1617, so 17 year old teenager, who was a very
his youth, he came to Medina
I wouldn't found a better time. He said.
So, if a man says yes, this is a very humble person. So the boy was 17 years old, right? And what
was the main student, Mr. Malik, and hugged him and kissed him. I said, Oh, my father, I was seven.
Is this an illegitimate child, it's very long
ago, I made up my mind that I was going to gain knowledge. And I was married at that time. And I have children. And I found that a one was pregnant. So I gave my wife a choice, either come with me,
or I divorce you
and deliver the child and we look after the child. So she chose the last option.
So that could not go back to see my son.
who couldn't do that. Why? Because he was so, so busy.
Have we not come today? Are we not this proud, because of what the Giants have done?
Let me tell you about what the scholars have said regarding how far the trouble in search of knowledge. That being said, I tried to
live my life 5000 miles effect on my feet in search of knowledge.
He said I circled the earth the earth at that time. I circled
in search of knowledge.
Travel seeking knowledge. How do you plan to seek knowledge? How do you plan to travel seeking knowledge?
What is the greatest happiness that we get my brothers and sisters well? Is it money or a test? Or is it knowledge? Let me tell you the example of a massive
amount of mesothelioma of 19 children 19 children it was reported that he was a very poor man. So in one of the one of the times of the night before me, this is the tip of time and tomorrow's integrator of the Raspberry Pi.
So unnecessary. My love
goes back home, his wife tells him
wives are called the Shakespearian husbands by
the average man, of course.
We have no money. And Tibet is easy. And the 19 children need something new, something at least a gift or
a masterpiece as well.
So what does he do? He is so absorbed in his books, that he goes back to his books. And he studied by
he comes out of running out of his house, he comes out of his house, and he says,
and his children and
they're struggling for the last 20 years is
about knowledge. This is
not the most precious thing
he turned towards
the other students, the great students have.
And he said,
what was the statement of
stones? Tell me, three generals to me. All right. Which one was a better one?
I just made it to the Quran was
Our scholars were tremendously focused on marriage, Allah.
They love knowledge so much. It was reported that
he used to memorize 200,000 headings. And we went to Abdullah who was the son of
it read with your father 10 million hubby. And I heard your father recite to me from his memory run with
amazing people, amazing people with knowledge. And then some people with knowledge so that
we are scholars, almost scholarship
Our greatest miracle that gave us was the book to be read. The first word that was revealed to us the crux of
the greatest miracle the book
by Marcus oma is managed or it is that it was nothing else
I was asked to tell you what some of the other great scholars
did regarding knowledge.
cause a great student
that I sat with, for 20 years, not missing a single class I sat with
for 20 years seeking knowledge in the class. I was afforded the training set but I sat with a person for seven years not missing a single day, not even the day he would sit with my teacher every single way gain knowledge, not even missing a single benefit. He was reported to me in America for 36 years. Every single day after his house. I will seek knowledge until time every single day.
boy what a solar system passed away. How did you become bad?
How did you become
a foster parent? He said
The inside and southern
questioning tongue as a logical and attentive mind
that I used to, I used to wait outside the houses are the greatest of the Sahaba at the depths of the night.
At two o'clock
in the morning, I would wait outside the house, waiting for the rooster when bird wake up and come out of the house to make room for the hedges. And I will catch them up to a question.
this is how knowledge is gained. This is how
this is how
I remember I
used to call us shall
we call economy runs at 2am in the morning? This is this the COVID at 2am in the morning.
And I answered the phone in a very sleepy voice because I was I was asleep at that time.
Logical people asleep at that time, right? It's okay to sleep at bedtime.
Unless you're depressed,
answered in a very simple way. So what did he say?
He told me Are you asleep?
I still remember
the desert, a student of knowledge to sleep at this time of the night, you should either be seven or praying. And then he put the phone down.
I still remember it to this day, to this day.
Because knowledge is the most precious thing that has given us knowledge is the most precious thing that has given us
Then he seeks a path to knowledge allow the maintenance part to generate easy for him.
Angel's wings around the student of knowledge in happiness with what I learned.
Every single thing in the oceans are on this earth until either the fish in the oceans, they go out to Iraq for those people who teach people good. And the student
the scholars of inheritors the prophets and the prophets did not leave behind the law. They left behind knowledge. So whoever takes it takes a huge treasure.
This authentic honey
in Abu Dhabi, this is the reason why we seek knowledge. So that we become from the people that was blessed
has been cursive every single thing in it has been cursed, except for the remembrance of Allah and the teacher of Islam or the teacher good knowledge and the student of knowledge. So be either one of the two people, they are teacher abused or
otherwise you're cursed. At every single thing was known as curse. And this is a Muslim to others. So
how do we seek knowledge, recommend you to seek knowledge.
Some of us may be really intelligent people that was reported about
that he could read about volumes between acid and malic.
scholars who can also read four volumes, but not
which is not bad.
It's about three 400 pages.
speed reading is still difficult. It's difficult. And this is the reading I was pondering and thinking and absorbing and remembering. So it's amazing
talk us through Why is it called press three because like 12 classes when you're sitting with his master teaching, and with three others when he was going between this house and it was too
semester, I remember my friend from university used to be a recycler for
a first class thing.
He used to say she
used to ask us to not waste time so much so that even when he went to the bathroom used to make us read from top to bottom,
he said he wasn't a toilet and I used to read from top to bottom.
So that we wouldn't waste that time.
Even the toilet time at least is hearing something not talking. There's nothing wrong with hearing right? When you're in the bathroom.
She was talking.
Can you imagine?
that knowledge, people have highness aspiration grand advantage.
Amazing, amazing, truly amazing.
So therefore, the ultimate question is, how do we gain knowledge, whatever knowledge it is, by a very simple principle, and a very simple point. And that is the point of
it is written on our COVID.
In our college, in the University of Medina, if someone walks into the College of Hackney, you will find a plaster over I read it so many times, it's crazy. And so became a factor.
Pepsi and Pepsi,
or my brother, and sister,
you cannot ever bring knowledge except by six things. I will explain them to you in detail. So what are the six things?
He said abeka. One has to watch the one
was so about to start? And
he said what
mid 60s? What are the six things by which every single elephants and take this as our lesson for today?
What are the six things that we are here to equip ourselves with so that we can go back and gain knowledge properly for the rest of our lives?
What are the six things? First of the car intelligence? Are you intelligent, of course you are learning University, you finished in your high school, obviously intelligent people, you are the better heart of humanity than other people that cannot go to university better than them. Academically intelligence wise.
And you proven that by you actually believe it today
is much simpler than intelligence. Because there are many people with lots of different types of intelligence, when it means is that you spend those times when you are intelligent, and the presence of mind a sharpness of your mind to study knowledge at that time. We were
at 10pm at night when we were drowsy. And we were both enough to say that is not the time to pick up the battle.
Somehow with some mercy from Allah, then go back to sleep. Again, knowledge
that the time to sleep,
time to make
that the time to recover something, buy some stories and whatever else. That's the time to get
serious knowledge is when you watch sharp and present significance.
When you have the full intelligence with you, does that make sense? And that's what chapter Wrangler means by
first intelligence which is his favorite time building knowledge, the most attentive mind and also sharpen meaning,
rather than when you become older. So because because when you become
difficult, mine can't concentrate, it's difficult to gain knowledge. I'm already feeling it now.
Concentrate these days.
Absolutely. So this is the time to gain knowledge.
This is the
books. This is the time to gain knowledge. Attorneys
shall not only become
what is his absolute dedication and focus?
students this is a time to study.
If you have a vision and you know what you want to do with your life, then there's two reasons you should be here today this university study whatever we're studying
how are you?
Okay, I think I've asked the wrong people.
accounting for a sec, so that I can correct the books of every single person out there
as a statement,
this is efficient by the way.
Okay? The answer
is not your vision. So the point I'm trying to make, is what you're doing now should either be your vision, or should be the tool to achieve the vision.
The vision, right? for the vast majority of us probably is the tool. Okay, for the vast majority of us probably is the tool. Let me give an example.
For me, I studied Islam, that was my vision. That's my passion. That's my purpose. That's everything about me.
Because then I sell medicine.
Because medicine was a tool. That means how is it a tool of means because the general people think about it, but it's not just because of medical doctor
a medical doctor.
I can now also earn income
by the medical doctor trauma patients when I'm giving them medicine, if I tell them also,
of course, because doctors are given that status in society.
So for me, it's a tool.
So should I be studying medicine as well, of course, because I need to be able to achieve a vision. So just because
it might be a tools a means to achieving a vision, does that make sense? Because we all need that as well. And that is why my advice to you is to not leave what you're doing, you could still make it a call to achieve your vision.
To be clear in your mind that this is your vision of your life. So you might be doing ICT for example, the better who mentioned that was the ICT
ICT, what you want to do with your life, you want to have the minister through ICT ought to be the best ICT guide or best ISO to go out there. Find perhaps a solution.
It might be the revision, but there is a means through which you want to help others the means through which you want to achieve your vision, which might be through something else. And this is how we want to see all of these things. So with me, meaning you have to focus on technical knowledge, you can't do too many things at the same time.
You can't multitask multitasking.
multitasking is a myth the devil exists. Our human beings, our human minds are not programmed to think like that.
When we try to multitask,
we struggle and that's why this distressed because I think inherently in the in the modern paradigm.
And the corpus callosum of human of SR wrapped up within the corpus callosum of men, what is the corpus callosum
and all in your body that allows multitasking. So sisters are actually more able to do so.
Even though they seem to be able to do it better. Still, human beings another way to do that.
We have to do one thing, and if you focus on it, then we excel in it. If we don't focus on we can't. So if you want to be a good student, I mean that's what to do with students. Because
Allah wants excellence. Whenever we do that, then you must focus and second advice is focus. The third advice is to have hard work. You cannot gain knowledge without hard work. Hard work is very hard work getting knowledge, exams, exams,
Has anyone ever sent some medical final exams? That is a medical doctors
and medical students you know, and you have no idea what I'm talking about.
Medical final exams are the most disastrous things humans ever created to
Look, you can do that
in our classes, our live classes after university classes used to start after after time
awakening process, and then going for classes, until Showtime, and they come home and study for two hours have been having fun with your family and going to sleep with your professor. And there's such a randomization University and the University coming back at one o'clock, and then spending time with your wife and having some food so to 230 going to sleep till 330. And then going up again, the whole cycle again, going every day, for six years is tough, like
it's tough. On average, I would spend approximately 12 hours to 14 hours studying every day.
the only university studies is just some some sample stuff. You really have to study at the feet of the scholars outside the university. That's when the real biologists and that was tough. And that's why knowledge cannot be done with a bed of roses. You must struggle hard. It is difficult. It's hard work. But you must put in the hard work. It is just part and parcel of gaining knowledge. Then the fourth advice, what did he say? First he says the car intelligence. They said his focus is to hard hard work. And then he said
and control free. It doesn't.
save you time when time is money
to pay for this whole salaries having to pay for the rights of electricity.
So obviously you're spending money wants to work in order to go back and eat food that needs money, your books that you study that needs money, university things with money
in your house.
To buy a car, house, that means money.
Thinking that I'm going to gain knowledge about money. That's fallacy, that's a false idea. You need money, and you need more money
to gain knowledge. So you always have to set aside money, you're going to always have to budget for global knowledge, knowledge American free. And that's why most people don't have knowledge these days because this Islamic knowledge is free.
money for this
requires money. Everything requires our scholars that needs to buy pens,
he needs to every time he depends, he would cut over a part of his roof and go and sell it at scrap metal.
Which was metal at that time, we'll click open, and we
want to buy some pen and ink.
money to gain knowledge.
Otherwise, you cannot ever gain knowledge. So don't be foolish and think I don't make money. You don't need money. And money is an essential part of gaining knowledge, make sure you spend it to get the best knowledge and the best education care
continued and said.
The fifth verse says long companionship of a teacher
you need to teach them. You can't be learned from Google. You can't be known for books in Carnegie Mellon tapes. You can't ignore it for football websites, you need a teacher to teach you knowledge. You need a teacher to teach you knowledge. By law, what are our teachers and our professors in Medina, sometimes, when equal 200 hours of reading a book.
it becomes, the more you need a teacher, the more special becomes the value of a teacher you feel
in medicine leads to find if I miss a class with cardiology or acute myocardial syndrome, one class that I missed you take me at least 20 hours of reading to just get the same knowledge that the teacher had given in class. So you need a teacher.
How many times Am I reading and perhaps have a killer patient? Because I'm just treating the patient based on the book.
You can't do that. You have to learn from a teacher. So a teacher is really really critical. Seek out the best places to learn. The best professors are secretly the best teachers are find the best teachers. Those are those who love teaching. And not every single person of knowledge is a good teacher. I used to prefer those teachers that had less knowledge but couldn't
more time to answer my questions. And they could give me what I needed. And they were better. Sometimes people who are more knowledgeable, had less knowledge, and then a sharper concluded. And he said, the last and final sixth thing that you need to do knowledge is to lose a man
a long time to get lunch, you can do it in just one day, or one lecture, or one year, it was a long duration.
He said one of his classes in our in our University. He said, I used to tell my students that you need about two years to master
and eight years to master.
So it takes years years of knowledge to build knowledge about the most basic foods. And it's taken us over 30 is very, very true.
If you give all of your sector knowledge on some of it comes to you.
And this is really important. So let's
do these six things again, whatever. And we will the six points I want you to take take back from this HR live Is that what you do? You take that?
Officer intelligence, okay. And when your mind sharp
focus, you got to focus, you have to focus don't try and do too many things. Now, don't try to die without our shortcomings to say when I was to come back from Medina,
I'm going back to Australia to kind of give a better lecture as to
So because you are now going to focus on knowledge,
doing too many things, you will save the dunya. But after you finish.
So for the first few years, I used to do any talks is only the last two words that actually started to give lectures. It's very important to realize, don't try to do too much focus on
put your time and effort and your money and your heart and soul into gaining knowledge, be the best that you can. And remember this knowledge is for Allah and every knowledge for every knowledge into levels. Then the focus is money, money, money, money, money, find sources of money, so you can fund your education by better books, by studying the visual development go through the placement of teachers. Number five, what is it
finally a good teacher, a good place to start is extremely important. And the last advices
duration of study, you've got to study for a long duration of time, not just here, not just there. I asked the muscle panel to open up your minds and give you great visions and give you an overview of those people that achieved greatness. I asked them to make this beautiful piece of work for me. People who excel and do excellent things with the lies and the fulfill the dream of
making this the greatest and the best number out there
to give you an excellence in your life, and to give you more fulfilling lives, so that we come to Allah subhanaw taala on the last day and you're happy in your heart and Allah is happy with you.
Enter Jana in Kingston serenity, and there has been a place of mothers and sisters who have this beautiful, beautiful event. And Mashallah they've done a great job that was a good day for the parents and to me to gender hand in hand. And Allah subhanaw taala blessed this beautiful University, keep it strong, guided towards towards uprightness, to help students and to uphold the standard values that it was built upon, and then
help us on into gender.
how is it that I'm turning away from a must
come back to a lot of my friends come back to
those people who
love each other for my sake. That is the role of Father, those who sit together for my sake, those who visit each other for my sake, those who give gifts to each other for my sake, our brother, that is what will keep our society strong.
has dismissed Islam, human beings have forgotten their Creator and so they have forgotten themselves.
All you need is one simple date.
is the reason why Allah subhanho wa Taala created us my brother's look at the positive light to understand who we are and why we are created to not be like those who are forgotten.
To forget themselves, we will not create it to be slaves. We were not created to be followers. My friends were created to be Lord leaders, because that is exactly what our details it is that we they worship only one God.
Every single one of them died without the vision unfulfilled. You know why? Because their visions were greater than what Allah subhanho wa Taala had given them. So the more noble your vision, the better your vision is, and you see mankind entering to Islam in large numbers. That is the vision of Rasulullah. If Allah is the owner, if Allah is the one who did he come from, ultimately without doubt, the end is for Islam. Allah is incomplete. The new key to agenda is still incomplete. And if you will not shape your future with your own hands, that I swear by Allah, someone else will. And I'm telling you right now someone else is already planning your future. So indeed, if you fail to
plan you have already planned to fail.