Channel: Tawfique Chowdhury
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JazakAllah Theron, and thank you very much for the holidays within here recited from Surah alyansang, the opening verse that asks us a question, have you set up a time when there was when when man when insaan was a thing, not even thought of. And then goes on to talk about the creation of man and the fact that he was given a choice between believing or disbelieving whether to follow the path or not to follow the path. And then it talks about the reward engine, not the features of Jannat. springs and young boys who are, who are who lived forever, circling around the people who are enjoying that. And so and it also talks about, of course, the day of judgment. And I forgot to
mention at the beginning of also talks about the faculties of hearing and seeing, which has been bestowed upon man for a specific purpose. And that is to make the choice between believing and disbelieving. And somewhere in the middle of the surah, it says very clearly that the Quran was revealed in stages. And talking about the Quran, I'd like to tell you more about today's conference, because it's about knowledge. And the Quran is a source of knowledge for us.
And the this conference from night to light, as the title suggests, is supposed to illuminate our lives, where there is darkness at present. And in Islam, we all know that there is a rich tradition of knowledge, dating back, of course, to the time of the Prophet sallallahu, alayhi wasallam. And in the early centuries of Islam, knowledge was something valued very much. And the Muslim scholars of the time, were great scholars, because they made the effort to learn and to apply what they learned. And that's what led to lots of great benefits, like mass exchanges of information, trade, prosperity, the development of culture, education, of course, dialogue between different communities
and civilizations, and graceful discourse, to be able to do all of these things, you have to have knowledge. And that's the reason why we're here today. So this conference is supposed to be a platform, for connecting us back to our roots,
based upon knowledge. And it's also meant to connect the youth in particular, I know that there are quite a few people here from tertiary institutions, from NGOs, and then to you etc. And it's supposed to be this sort of thing should be done in the proper academic setting where we're supposed to learn from those who can teach us so that we remember the meaning of knowledge, and its foremost position in Islam. And then so that we can also ask the question, where is it today? Where are we today in terms of knowledge? Are we lacking or not? And if so, what do we do to solve the problem and and remedy the situation? So this conference is supposed to be a gathering of youth of the young
people and parents, so that we can listen to what our esteemed speakers have to say on the subject.
And it's meant to be interactive, and of course, it is an academic atmosphere. I have to now go on to to welcome some of our guests. So this conference is being held, organized by the alphas on education center. And I would like to welcome our guests from Mauritius, and also from the various madrassas in Singapore, from under loosen progress, and also from the National University of Singapore and us and from Nanyang Technological University enter you and all other tertiary institutions, which are represented here. And of course, I want to welcome all parents and and their children and and everybody else who was attending the two day conference.
I have to introduce our speaker. Our first speaker is Dr. tawfik Chaudhary.
And he is the founder Chairman and CEO of mercy mission, and he started mercy mission through its first program the Al Cancer Institute in 2005. And mercy mission is one of the fastest growing Muslim social enterprises in the world. Dr. Chaudhary graduated from the College of Sharia in the Islamic University of Medina is also a very experienced businessman, and is the CEO and has been the CEO of a multinational IT company is also a practicing medical doctor in Australia, and is also a corporate trainer and business coach. Dr. Chaudhary is a prolific speaker, he has traveled extensively, and he specializes in Islamic Finance, personal law and medical ethics. And he's also
the father of five children.
The first topic the first lecture is entitled
commencing the life long journey. It's a one hour lecture with a 15 minute q&a session at the end. So I'd like to welcome our speaker Dr. Prophet Chaudhary to the stage smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil aalameen was in a lot of similar vertical and of you know Mohammed in early he or Sandy his main salon monogram with a login.
My respected brothers, my sisters in Islam, once amaretti Allahu taala Andrew was sitting with the machines of better machines or better or the best of the Sahaba the prophets of Allah it was settled once asked Jabri who and jabril asked the Prophet sencilla about the best amongst them. So jabril said, Mohammed send them who do you consider to be the best of the companions amongst you? The process of SLM so we consider the people who fought the battle of better to be the best. And jabril Elisa Lam said we also read the angels also consider the best of the angels to be the ones that fought the battle of other amazing, amazing people the Battle of button. So I'm a regular member of
a city with a machete battle a battle and then he recited a suit of the white sweater was it in a national law? Who was that? What is the naza little Corona? Si De La Jolla, Florida for separate from the web because the fill in the hookah that's
when the victory of Allah subhanho wa Taala comes and his mercy and you see people entering into Islam in large numbers, then praise Allah glorify Him, indeed, he loves to forgive, and he forgives all sins. This is the meaning of the sutra that I'm already allowed to
recite it. So he asked the Sahaba, Masako, better your chef, your Messiah, what is the meaning of this sort of. So at that point, some of them kept quiet. At that point, some of them actually said, this means that Elizabeth trees near lsvt is coming. So at that point, I'm gonna read read aloud, I'm entered. A young boy by the name of even the best of your life was only 14 years old, into the gathering. And he asked
us, what is the meaning of this verse? What is the meaning of the song, so even at best with your raw data, and we said, the meaning of the sutra is that the prophets have a lot of sentiment is being told that his end is near, that he is soon going to pass away. And that Allah subhanho wa Taala will take him back to him very soon. Question is, how did he even at best notice? How did he even at best notice, at the age of 14 years old, much younger than all the other people are better? Which led to the Battle of better to take place? Which year? Does anyone remember?
Which is the Battle of better take place? Second year? And if the Battle of better took place in the second year of history, how old was it at bass at the time of the Battle of battle?
How old? Was he two years old? Three years old? That's it? How would a boy who hardly knew
anything compared to the machines are better who are older, and would attend to the Battle of better? How would he know so much? And the answer his answer is being said in so already
when it when the boss was a slave and a boss, how did you gain knowledge? How did a young boy like you get more knowledge and sometimes Sahaba that were far older than the farmer and knowledgeable they knew far greater than you had lived with? far more than you do, you know what he said? was inside and so on.
By a question in time, and by an attempt to heart A questioning time and attempt to what does that what does that mean? It means I kept asking kept asking kept asking. I asked and asked and asked and asked and asked. Every time I had an opportunity. I would ask questions. Every Sahaba that I knew I would get asked what did you hear from sources? Well, I used to wait outside their houses, as it were the best said I used to wait outside the house or cabin the Malik and cabin and other Sahaba he used to wait outside their houses at what time at 3am in the morning at 4am in the morning waiting for that moment. When the first around the federal would go off and the Sahabi would work wake up to
pray his tahajjud prayer. And as I was coming out to make widow I quickly grabbed him and asked him a question yes or no.
This is how knowledge is gained. This is how knowledge is gained. Knowledge is gained with an attempt of time. Knowledge is gained with a patient heart. Knowledge is gained with hard work. It is not a bed of roses, my brothers and my sisters have some knowledge does not come to you you come to knowledge. My brothers my sister in Islam. Welcome to a conference today
When we talk about the greatness of seeking knowledge for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala every one of you is in a privileged position, because you've left your homes wherever you live 10 minutes away, 15 minutes away, and you've come to a place to seek knowledge and the process of love it was seldom said, Whoever leaves his home in order to seek knowledge, that he has a reward of someone struggling in the course of Allah, someone fighting and struggling with the cause or lacking imagine the reward that you're having. And this is why I will share it not me Rahim, Allah used to say that but Allah today in our time, the 21st century, the greatest of struggling in the cause of Allah is
seeking knowledge. And this for this reason why some of the great Sahaba of the past some of the great Sahaba of the past, they used to say, if anyone thinks gaining knowledge is not struggling, and fighting the cause of Allah, gaining knowledge itself is not struggling in the cause of Allah, then he has something wrong with his intelligence. Really what the greatest struggle today, my friends, is not the struggle of the battlefield, the greatest struggle is here. was here today is here, you and your mind is here today. You and your knowledge, the greatest struggle, my brothers, my sister in Islam, is you struggling to seek knowledge of Islam. And I'm telling you, when you seek
a path to seeking knowledge, by law, the truth will become clear to you how difficult the parties yet how sweet the path is. You know, there's a type of fruit that is popular in Malaysia. It's called durian. Does anyone have Brian?
As a durian?
Everyone knows, yeah, I tasted durian yesterday night, or the night before? Actually, yes.
I had to brush my teeth multiple times to get rid of taste. They say some people love it, and other people hate it. I think I'm in the middle.
I couldn't make up make up my mind. But it's one of those things which you are very afraid of. It smells, it's apprehensive. You don't want to do it. But then when you taste it,
you know what, Allah has put some real blessing in it. Just like the rails that are stones with its panela sometimes most beautiful things initially appear to be the most difficult. And I'm telling you Islamic knowledge is sometimes like that. Sometimes it looks very difficult. It looks like a real struggle, a real challenge. But Subhanallah once you taste it, once you learn about Jelena and Johanna, once you learn about fit, once you learn about Islam, there is nothing like it and the only thing you can have, the only thing you can have is only more of it. It's a it's a it's a thirst quencher that creates more sense to you in order to seek more knowledge. But that assistance Now my
question to you is how did you even at best know that events are a mess unless you know who will actually means
actually means that the profit center will pass away you know, because he said later when he was asked by puja who
was which I was one of the main students are able to see, this is one of the best clips out of how did you know he says Firstly, this sort of was revealed where it was revealed in the ayama to see what is allama Toshi iometer shriek are the dailies, the three days where a person stays in Mena after Hajj. The Prophet is only good hedge once right in the 10th year, and this sooner is revealed in the Templar in the last days of Hajj when the Prophet sallallahu Sallam was in Mena.
Okay, that's one thing. So that is a very important indicator. That's number one. Number two, receiver Lhasa of Allahu Allahu wa sallam was sent as a messenger. And he's a messenger that a prophet because a messenger is someone who has people fight against, whereas a prophet, no one fights against a prophet. An example of a prophet is Yeshua. Yeshua said the salon was a prophet of God. Why was the Prophet because of every sale accepted? Yeah. Then it was an acceptable Yeah, he was one of the prophets. In fact, they consider him to be one of the last of the prophets zecharia or the man who was accepted by the new slave. So who is a prophet? What is Isa Alyssa Priscilla was
not accepted by bubbles, right? Correct. And that's why he said, Islam was a level higher than you hear. Why? Because he is one of the messengers. So the messenger is someone who the people do not accept his message. And a prophet is someone who people accept the message. basically have a book. Don't see one has a book that one does. No, no, no, both of them have a book. Both of them Allah speaks to both of them GB comes to the only difference
is a prophet is someone with the people will accept, and a messenger someone who they will not accept. So if at best we're going to continue that he said that when the people enter into Islam in large numbers, that means there is no more opposition to the sooner sources message, more people fighting this message, more and more people against in Russia there is no longer a need for a messenger. no longer any need for a messenger
is for this reason why, excuse me? So this reason why the suta is a clear indication, clear indication that indeed, the process of allowing a sentence end is near. Amazing, isn't it? Amazing wisdom. The sad and sad will be coming
with a very questioning tongue. Because when there's a question that even at best had even the best ask the Sahaba. When was this sort of review, that's all yours. The other Sahaba were sold, so sell them in the last hedge as to when was this whatever view? That was a question. But what he understood from It was amazing. What he understood from it was something which the rest of the competitors could not understand. And this is why he's the Bible. My brothers, my sisters in Islam, there is nothing like knowledge, there was nothing like knowledge. gaining knowledge is the most amazingly amazing, amazingly beautiful thing that you could ever do. Nothing like knowing when you
don't know nothing like having eyesight when you're blind. Nothing like having a medication when you're diseased. There is nothing comparable to knowledge. Knowledge is needed by everyone. It's needed by the kings and queens and it's needed by beggars, whereas many
not everyone needs money. To start kings and queens don't need money. They have status, their pride, they have money, they have everything that they need. a beggar needs money. A king doesn't need money, but knowledge is needed by every single person.
Knowledge when you give it It increases money when you give it a decreases.
And that is why a person who shares knowledge, he only gets wiser and only increases in his knowledge. And this is why it will allow us to circle
couldn't understand why the hospital Tallinn, we used to seek the aim of teaching in order to preserve the knowledge in our hearts.
Amazing, isn't it? One of the reasons I'm giving you a lecture is not for your benefit, actually is from
just so that these verses and these incidents and these, these points actually stay stronger in my own heart. My brothers, my sisters in Islam, truly, knowledge is a blessing from Allah subhana wa Tada. He who is blessed with knowledge that Allah subhanho wa Taala has given him a great thing. We have not been asked to ask an increase in any single thing except knowledge and
nothing else. What will be Sydney and so or Allah increase me in knowledge, or a lot increase in knowledge. No doubt my brothers, my sister in Islam, we have only been asked to seek an increase in that which truly benefits that which truly adds value to our lives. Question is, how do we seek knowledge? And how is knowledge such as one of the means of seeking knowledge? Let me share with you what a Sheree Rahim Allah has said in that amazing poetry of it's what the enamel Shafi Rahim Allah says regarding seeking knowledge, it's very important. This is the only thing you take back from not only my lecture today, but from this whole conference. It's more than enough more than enough. You
don't need to take back too many things. But this you need to remember to remember the poetry as a chef Rahim Allah regarding seeking knowledge.
Lambton Adam inlab bC 13 set will not be aka and the CD happy Bayani all my brother, you will never ever gain knowledge except by six things. I will explain them to you in great detail. What is the detail that he does? Just explain to them or whatever?
of the car veka one healthsuite What's the hairdo? While Buddha two was just about to start in order to use the money? Amazing. What did he say? He said my brother You will never get knowledge except the six things. You don't do the six things and you missed one of them out. That's it might be
okay my straighteners coming up.
Okay, that's it. You don't have these six things. You're out meaning no more
Knowledge. So every single one of the six things is absolutely critical. So pay attention to each of these six things. The first thing he said is
that he said, and
then he said he had that he said Buddha, when he said such better to start than to lose a man, what are the six things? Number one is the cap intelligence, intelligence, you have to be intelligent to seek knowledge. You can't be, quote, unquote, an idiot. An idiot is someone who has low IQ, an IQ 70 is actually a psychological term. I know it's been used these days as a derogatory rude word. But it's actually a medical term in medical psychology. Okay, an idiot is someone who has low IQ. What does it mean by not being an idiot? It means there's no one here is an idiot, by the way, so please don't misunderstand that we're calling people idiots. No, what we're saying is use your intelligence
for knowledge. Don't use intelligence for Shakedown here. Every one of us has intelligence, Mashallah, every one of us, even those people who can't sit and study, whereas intelligent Look, they're making money on the streets. They've got understanding, you know, those people, those businessmen, for example, have never ever gotten a degree for example, you still intelligent, they're street smart all day. So you are intelligent. Everyone is intelligent. But the problem is, they're only using it for wrong things. Some people intelligence have to figure out how to not pay tax, some of them intelligent and figure out how to make a business work from something that others
can make work. Some people are intelligent, and they actually figure out how to build a rocket ship. Some people are intelligent, and they figured out,
figured out that the sea of the verses of the
point I'm trying to make is use your intelligence for knowledge, use intelligence for knowledge, Islamic knowledge before anything else, Islamic knowledge before anything else, because everything else is futile and useless unless you use it for stomach lunch.
You know, there was a time
when people used to seriously understand the value of knowledge and understand the value of intelligence and knowledge. So much so that they used to spend vast majority of the time seeking knowledge. I wanted to ask you a question, everyone. How many of you work nine to five? or eight to six? Whatever the time is, if your office work every day of the week, except the weekends? How many of you do that? How many of you are working
at the moment? Okay. All right. So those people who are working,
tell me this point. Are you not using the most intelligent hours of your day for work?
Yes or no? Are you not using the most intelligent days of your time to make someone else wealthy?
You're not making yourself worse than just earning a living without due respect. If you think that $5,000 a month is being wealthy, you've got no idea. You make 50,000 for someone else. And that's a month. So don't think you're getting wealthy in this way. No, no, yes, you're living.
You're using the most intelligent time
to make someone else will see.
You're using the most intelligent time
to achieve someone else's vision without due respect. If I were to hire you,
you're actually making me nothing. Thank you. Would you like some money? Here is $5,000. Thanks for the 50,000 You made me. See you later.
Okay, believe me, it's true. What am I actually trying to say? What I'm trying to say is use the most intelligent time for Allah. Use the most intelligent time allows giving you the time of your most productive right after federal.
Yeah, all the way till a certain Muslim, when your mind is sharp mind is strong. And you can study attentively and memorize attentively use it for less.
And yes, I am saying that this is more important than anything else. I am saying that I am saying that this is more important than your job. And I am saying that this is far more important than anything else you're doing in your life. Absolutely. You know what I have some adversity said I will have some adversity, so do you
all know men and women
work for the hereafter
work for the hereafter. For indeed I have found in my experience, anyone who works for the hereafter also Allah gives in the dunya.
But I've never found in my experience any other words just for the linear it's anything from the hereafter.
Is that true?
Isn't it true? How true the statement of a hassle of asleep
Look at my Muslim Rahim Allah hybrid is one Muslim. Great. Yeah. The Muslim was a great businessman, you know how much used to make?
Every month they used to say that Mr. Mohammed was selling clothes in his spare time.
spare time but he ran there just before he left from his from his house to go to the classical Bukhari Ramallah. You just saw her and Ben used to make 100,000 gold pieces of money every single month.
And look at us and skin over here we hardly gain knowledge we're not we're not even a body around the body of among Muslim
neither has given us the opportunity to do
what's the answer? What's the reason? It's because the one who works for the US
as well. I remember just jaffery three slime Allah has to level up. He met me once and he said you have to do what you love money will follow.
He says Do what you love money will follow is to open up how to get rich think rich. Think Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill, right?
The most important book ever written apparently, on American capitalism.
Okay, when Napoleon Hill was contracted by Rockefeller, to interview 500 of the richest businessmen of America, okay. He interviewed 500 richest businessmen and he wrote down 13 rules guy wide, the principles of being rich, okay. And it's called thinking grow rich in his book, The first one who says this.
Whatever you do, do passion.
Follow your passion says follow your passion is true.
Do what you love, money will follow. Do what you love money will follow
Subhanallah my brothers my sister in law I'm telling you, you will not believe this until you see the lives of those people. We've been working their lives doing what they love. And that love the risk isn't coming to them. And you have no idea how do I do?
So Pamela, I can tell you a few stories but inshallah we'll leave them for later. Got lots more talks with you guys these two days. So intelligence as the cup very, very important.
What do people do these days they study when they are actually unintelligent, when or just before going to sleep, they have that ability, they're
saving caffeine next to the table, and they suddenly open up the verses of
That's it, they're asleep.
You hardly even finished the page and you're asleep. Or Buddhism around this will
finish it literally finished in the writer to read the heavy. I mean, not that bad. And so but um, the point I'm trying to make this is so busy, and your mind is so tired. How would you ever gain knowledge? Without intelligence, you'll never gain knowledge. So spending intelligence, seeking the knowledge of Allah subhanho wa Taala and the more I have submerges
The more I gain knowledge I realized the most intelligent people, the scholars of Islam, the most intelligent people are the elements that you cannot find a more intelligent person. Show me the excellence of the memory of
you know what actually happened with Buhari once.
The scholars wanted to test him. So they brought 10 guys gunray to Tel Aviv. Each one of them gobbled up the smell. Each one of them said Tel Aviv, one after the other one after the other one after the other. Right. And they wanted to test them before he knew what was wrong. Before they were ready to do he noted each one of the heavy with the mistake is not exactly as they said it. And then he corrected it even harder said in his federal ban who said what is more amazing is not that strong ID the correct way of daddy. That is not the most amazing thing. The most amazing thing is that at the same time as the same the second a mistaken way he remembered it straight away and repeated
exactly as I said it 100 slides. Oh my god.
No one more intelligent than the scholars of Islam. Show me the excellence of the intelligence as a great scholar like even Tina Sherman, a great scholar came raised to say, once was reported and this is an amazing incident.
That even Kathy that Mohammed Abdullah bin Abdul Hadi, that it was taken and all the great scholars at the time of Eman even to me, the Oriental visit even Tamia and a diverse amongst them as well as they have a great score of having all of this after. Then even Tamia sat on his chair and he
gave a lecture for an hour.
And then it was telling him says to even perform city chairman said anything. He says when?
He said he said,
Yeah, and that's what he says, to Regiment,
model and banda de I saw a man who as this knowledge is in front of his eyes, and it takes someone wherever he wishes, yes or no
rest of them. Show me the intelligence of the scholars, Islam. But Allah.
And you know what, I think that is more worthy of reading, but you cannot.
So don't ever think that scholarship is like today's average demand in a must you know, the average demand today unfortunately, is a reflection the state of the society. They have never studied properly. They haven't met haven't learned properly when a person has less intelligence or let him go and memorize and let him go and go to the madrasa. It is the most intelligent people that used to study snap, not the least intelligent today, our society has become opposite. So my brothers, my sisters, love, truly human want to learn about intelligence, then you must listen to the scholars of Islam and the intelligence inshallah.
Then he continued and he said, as Draco when he said, Yes, what is unhealthy? Health is Focus, focus on one thing and one thing only.
You know, this myth that we can multitask is rubbish. You cannot multitask. It's wrong. It's wrong, it's wrong.
And sisters will think that they can multitask, feeding the baby with one hand, cooking the potty and everything one hand and then moving the other stroller with the other.
Okay, at the same time, she's put her phone in her in a hijab talking to her husband. Yes. How are you? I love you, too. Yes, yes, yes. She said yes to the baby yes to the husband.
It's not possible. It's not possible to multitask without making that way. females have a corpus callosum of their brain, which is actually a little bit larger than a man's. So there is a perception that females can actually multitask. But the reality is, men have actually very small corpus callosum. That's why we like, well,
we can look watching TV, we can watch talking to me.
Okay, so there is a perception that female can actually take it. But the reality is, there is a huge breaking point, they can only give the perception of multitasking for a very limited time, half an hour, an hour, then she breaks down, then she stresses, is that right? And that's sure the sisters will all they're all smiling. I know that they agree with me. Because it's not possible to multitask in that manner. It's just not possible. We're not wired in that manner. Focus, focus focus.
When Steve Jobs took over Apple, how many products Apple have?
How many products that Apple have? Who can tell me how many laptops? How many desktops? How many devices Apple have? They had 6767? Do you know what Steve Jobs did? He called everybody, he cut all their product line and made a cell by cell table, you know, a two by two table and sorry. Yeah, man, a two by two table.
And then he said, professional, non professional, by professional human evil. Desktop publishers and the people who are very technically Yeah. So tech, heavy, non tech heavy. Yeah. And high end, low end. That's it. And then you put one product or one product or one productive one productive. How many times does iPhone have one?
Nice one. Okay, essentially one phone, right? essentially one for how many does not yet have
my first Nakia was a 6760. And then there was a 6750 I and then there's a 9500 9700. And the 3260. Oh, instead of 3360 instead of 3060.
So who's actually got the biggest market share?
Apple? Why is Apple Why is Apple winning? I was losing focus.
with Lucas. It's so simple. You don't need anyone else. I'm telling you. I've done it companies. I know what I'm talking about. You focus on something you perfected. You beat every competitor in the market.
It makes you the strongest and best if you can.
You will light it gives you like, right? But like when you focus if you can cut through steel. So that's what a laser is. Where is the laser? light? Those focus upon an eye for clarity.
General Chevrolet. Have you guys seen the marble on the ground in the industry? Have you seen that? He says a very smooth, smooth
you know how to cut it. They cut it with a single letter.
They cut the marble with a senior woman shooting at a 10,000 kilometres an hour that fast was so fast that water can cut through even mobile.
Oh my god.
So Pamela, focus, focus, focus focus lets you focus when focusing on
what's your vision? What are you doing?
Well by heart without without, without without the B that being
you know, that needs. It's like a flower where one day here we're sitting in this meeting like this yesterday. So like this today, we should have some knowledge and tomorrow night Safari.
And then after
you focus, focus, focus in focus and allow doesn't matter what difficulty just like the laser will cut through steel, just like the water will cut through rocks. You will also be given that one by one. One by one, you will cut through every difficulty and knowledge will enter into your heart.
But you have no focus that way you'll never get it.
Have a focus you'll never get it. And McCall whether your loved one who said he said I circled the earth in search of knowledge. That's all
they've been up to say. for 30 years I traveled seeking knowledge
about how to Nebraska recommend I said I travel for 5000 kilometers miles I'm sorry fossa 1005 75,000 miles on my seat, seeking knowledge. How much have you gone to travel to seek knowledge? Where have you gone? Have you gone to Saudi? Have you gone to Egypt? Have you gone to Jordan? Have you gone to melatonin? Have you gone to Pakistan?
With regards to seeking knowledge? You just come to Moscow. Mashallah. That's it.
Where have you gone? Oh, I went to eat you YouTube.
Hungry for YouTube?
I mean, you know, you know what I mean? I mean,
at least there's some knowledge still available to listen to me. But without focus who came up with that focus? It was said it was said that a Shanti Rahim Allah He memorized the Quran at the age of seven at the age of 10. He memorized what he used to memorize in such a way that you still have to put his left hand on the left page. And the read the right first because if he didn't put his left hand on the left page, he might end up memorizing that before the other one.
Oh, my God.
They say that a memory
that another rahimullah had 12 classes in a day 12 classes. And when he used to go to the markets use raises raises the knowledge that he was reciting. And if he didn't do that, he had to put his fingers in his ears. Otherwise, you'd end up memorizing the people say, the markets. Oh
Okay, amazing, isn't it? Focus your energies and make it possible.
He said, I memorize 200,000 Hadith. And he told the son, Ahmed, Abdullah Ahmed, who said caught up to my beak. When hits me he I read some with your father's and his old memory. I was I was Hadith What is it? 1 million Hadees. From the memory of
my brothers, my sisters in Islam, if you want to achieve gender, it's not it's not good enough to just achieve gender just in general. You have to aim for the highest agenda.
There was a woman who came to the sumo wrestler medicine.
And her husband her son had passed away, had passed away in the back row better. And when he had passed away in the back of my brother and actually not actually password about whether he was growing in a battle of better tools better better and then on the way that cameras kicked, and he fell and then he fell over and broke his neck. So the people said that he was never sure who why not he was not ashamed because
Because we actually didn't get to fight, they said that he actually was not a Shaheed because he is he died before the battle.
So he started crying because he was
sort of crying, crying, crying
as he came to rescue them
says your resume a lot is my son. Where's my son now? He says insha Allah He is in gentlemen.
He says, Are you sure in general or just gentlemen?
So assume SSM looked at and said, Well, wait a min
so one gentleman, it's hundreds of gentleness 100. Ladies and gentlemen, I'm your son has achieved the highest one. So
no problem is we forget gentlemen. This actually 100 levels was just gender. Agenda. So good enough. It's
anyone who has his own house? Who has own house?
Anyone who has own house?
Okay, government owns everything here.
Okay, all right. Okay, anyone has own car?
How about a car? Do you have your own car? What car do you drive
this? Okay. So actually, when you see a Bentley,
a Bentley 500 series, white pearly white, amazing titles.
stops on your side? Don't you have that feeling that? I wish I had given me that.
I mean, sometimes you don't like you know, 100 alarm, you know, either one denier and whatever else.
But there's always an inkling. Oh, how I wish I had the car. Imagine the members in general. If you went to one level, and the next level, which you wish that you had that level? You would.
There's a second problem that we have. second problem was meeting gentleman's cheap
janma. So cheap, is as cheap as chips, as we said in Australia. cheapest tips. Yeah, you know, Subhan Allah
Subhan. Allah from the last the former. That's it. Mr. genma is very, very expensive. But Professor semalam stood up on his number. And he said, in muscle at the level of audio, and they're in
silicon Mahajan. What do you say? Is not the price of an expensive? Isn't it? The price of a light sensor? Is not the price of a light, expensive? The price of gym? It's expensive. You can't gain it by sitting on your backside doing nothing. Just your job? What the heck are you talking about? You can gain jedna just by saying Subhan Allah hamdulillah. That's it. We're talking about
aside from a bit of fire, yes, but no who kind of teach him out of that. Please don't think Gemini is cheap. Please don't think Gemini is just waiting for you to just open arms as soon as you die, or the melodica Rama coming to you.
That's not happening. Gemma is expensive. You must pay your mother now. You must be one rising gender pay. Now you want your place in genma pay the rent now.
And the purchase price is very easy. It's your life, your time your money and your blood and sweat and tears, everything.
So important, a better system to understand this.
Nothing else the pure dedication, focus, we'll get to general. So number two is focus. Number three, he said his hard work he had you got to work hard. You got to work hard. You got to buy those books. You got to get up in the middle of the night. You have to you have to study 14 hours a day. There are days in Medina when I used to study 14 hours a day. You have to study. You have to turn over the books, you have to travel. It's gonna be hard, you're gonna have to leave your house behind. You're gonna have to leave your family behind. You're gonna it's hard. It's hard, you're gonna have to do it just has to be done. He has very limited knowledge.
this scholar by the name of Tasha, Ramallah, one of the great students in America. He was sitting next Eva Malik. And then those caravans that come for ombre that passed by McCann, Medina had come. They came past Medina and I learned boy very, very beautiful.
Hence we can be more money conserve your FICO brush. My concern is that there have been a class amongst you. Yes, yes, my mailbox here is a person sitting next to me. So the young guy came and hugged
and kissed him. The story is narrated by as I have been sued
is no age that this young boy came and hugged.
He kissed him on his forehead and said, Oh, my father. I know some what and everyone was surprised. I mean, it's this illegitimate son of grandpa
was no, no, no, no, he's very legitimate. But let me tell you the story 17 years ago, so 17 years old, 17 years ago, when I was in Egypt, I wanted to come to study with Mr. Malik. At that time, my wife was pregnant. So I gave her two choices. Either I divorce you.
Right. He didn't say what do you think?
Hey, why do you think? Would you let me go? No. Okay.
My wife says, No, what are you talking about? What are you talking about?
What are you talking about? Who is making a bid to learn your voice? What is very important to you? this dunya? Or the answer? I'm telling you.
I'm telling you, this is serious. It's very important. Allah has ordered us to make our
beloved to us, that our own families and to bring our families with us on our journey. So he gave her three choices first choice, I will leave you and you can go your way I go mine because there's no compromise. I have to study. That's my life. I want to meet a lot. met an ignorant donkey. I want to go to a less knowledgeable school. Right? Number two.
The second option is either divorces you go online. Option number two,
is I bet you come with me to Medina. That also she didn't want because she she had a family in Egypt. Option number three is we stay married but you stay here in Egypt. And you raise the sun and I will try and come back whenever I can. Happy she chose option number
three. She chose option three. And Eman. Abrahamic atheism said we're relevant 17 years I've never had the opportunity to go back every time wanted to go back.
I suppose do I how can I miss that? Have you? How can I miss that class? How can I miss that? Yes or no? My brothers my sisters. Now if you get a text message right now.
Your wife is going to deliver. Quick, quick, quick. What would you do?
Isn't everyone Nick Groff Amina loves delivery, I have to go I Salama. And in a state of craziness, you will drive faster than the wind. And you reach the main hospital Singapore to deliver your child. And we won't see you tomorrow, by the way. Because you'd be busy.
Playing to the batteries, what point of the matter is
the point of the matter is laser focus, and not being silly and saying please don't go and visit your wife cease delivery, please do our medical doctor, I expect that her father to be there. And I usually get angry when the mom is there when the wife is delivering and the husbands are this way that has been a major placement. Where is he?
Fine, I understand please go to one of their sick. But the point of the matter is look at why Mr. Carson was truly the man.
died, they said he was the man of the academia was
all over them. Why? Because of sacrifices like this. You don't sacrifice you don't. It doesn't. There's nothing behind it.
And that's why passion comes from the French word persona, which means sacrifice, that you have to sacrifice something in order to achieve something that you truly love. Let me tell you the story of this great scholar who lived in a world for 10 years live in a row
is you have to hear about scalability in the world. But he did.
His name was
a great scholar who wrote a book called I'm absurd in 36 months. But when you open the book of Massoud, he didn't write it. You read it it's like what I'm loving a shirt assures a better
setup see me
back and this has been narrated by enam assassin from the bottom of a well, whilst he was imprisoned by the halifa wrongfully for 10 years.
So 10 years, he was imprisoned in the bottom of a whale until his feet became gangrenous and to kind of cut it off. He was imprisoned in the bottom of a whale
all you would do is recite from his memory. And the students would come to the top of the well and write it down. And the name of the book or mapsource 36 volumes Listen.
Yes or no? Amazing, isn't it? Amazing? Why would people do that? There's nothing greater than knowledge. Look at the hard life, look at the hard work less than greater than knowledge. It was said that that vividly as a certainty.
And certainly an authority
that was exceptional for that every time we needed pens, he would find which part of the house you could sell. He started selling a break, then we started selling our whole wall. Then we started selling which part of the list and I take
this part of the team he taken he would sell it, and he would stay on this part because the rain would fall. And we stay on this path when he started living in a way where only the team would cover him until he was crunched up. Why would he do that?
Because he said when I read it,
I can't think and you think so he had to he had to say whatever he had yes or no.
My brothers, my sisters, like we're not at that level of martial law. Every one of us has ends that we never ever finish.
And we ever finished a poem.
Many of us never finished the pen. And as
always is to finish depends. writing, writing, writing, writing, writing. This is what was said about a lot when he wrote his original facility. It was 400 volumes.
And then they said yes, somebody who is going to read a book of 400 volumes. So he condensed it into how much into 40 volumes. And then he cry and he cried and cried. And he said the Hubble Hubble knowledge is gone. Knowledge is gone. What am I? What am I going to condense from 400 volumes to 40 volumes. He cried and cried to
my brothers and sisters Samsonite, floaters, these are true stories. True Stories of true scholars are leaders. That's why Islam is so good. We have forgotten this he had. And the only things he heard about is this dunya.
Then shefford hammer continued and he said the first thing is what?
Buddha? Or that's important. What is
I'm sure a lot of people have looked at me like what do you mean money yet? Just he said that money can't be manage.
You need money. Please don't justify this to me, therefore, in my nine to five job, no, no, you need money. Many What? You have to travel, you have to pay for courses, you have to buy books, you have to visit a scholar that is only coming in Makkah for two days. And the last is that Amazon is one go and ask to buy it. You have to go there. It's gonna cost you money. It's expensive. Even if you're going to stay mclubbe for the last 10 days, it's expensive. Money. You need money in order to get knowledge. You see how practical the vast hsps need money to gain knowledge. Raise your money. How much money have you set aside to buy books? How much money have you said, gaining knowledge? Or how
much money do you spend on buying a good car or buying or going out on a restaurant? How much so this is a very important point. My brother says money is very important for absorbing knowledge then continue. Number five, we're coming to the end.
Number size, what is number size?
He said we're about to see the
number five you need a good teacher.
You have to find a good teacher to seek knowledge from but Allah reign hell small wherever, whatever to stick with the teacher. You have to find a good teacher don't just seek Management Area hub dad love.
You know how bad lightnings I don't know I just made it up.
Okay, don't just seek numbers from anyone. And anytime they can help me.
Well, you have to scrutinize well knows
the Sahaba would come and the fabri would come and they would look at the person pray. Then they'll seek knowledge. Mm hmm. Highly recommend that he didn't want to seek knowledge from a boy from a man. Why? Because he saw him misleading the donkey to the water
instead of trick the donkey. And so if he's taking a donkey, he could trick me. I'm a bigger donkey than him. So he said no.
Obviously he was being very, very polite. But the whole point is he never said monastery. seek knowledge from the right people. You know people come to me, but abusive I read in that book, which took I don't remember the name of the book. So he wrote the book. I don't remember.
So when did you read it? I don't remember. So you don't remember when you read the book.
Who wrote the book? Okay, what the name of the book is?
Telling me? No, no, no, no, that book says that this is like, Oh, that's wrong. Are you kidding me? How can you get knowledge of that? You don't know from where you got it? Who wrote it when it was written?
Or assigned the YouTube video?
who was the guy speaking? I don't know. I don't know. What was he saying? I forgotten I am. Okay, so you forgotten the title of the video? The guy who said it wasn't said and you come to talk to me about some knowledge.
Have you have you ever sat with some friends and they started talking about a fact what? So no, no, no, let's
do this. Hello? Yeah, I really I really, really
regret So please, everyone I know Arabic. I can speak Arabic. Okay, thank you. Right? I can speak Arabic so I'm not like you all I listened before and when it's read hamdulillah means present a lot
of a lot of people like that. Okay. A lot of people like that. You can't get 100 like that. You need a teacher. You're a teacher you can't emerge from books. This is why I used to say
used to say What did he say? He said the one who shares his his books. his mistakes are many adverse correctness and is correct what is corrected is a few.
The one who makes his shirt is but his teacher his his books. his mistakes are far more than what is right about it. Okay, so please don't make this mistake. Don't make the mistake of making your books your teacher, your your books and your teacher or your books or the internet or Google or whatever. Don't please please for Allah sake, make your teacher and proper teacher in Islam. Stick with it, learn with him mental you cannot learn any more from him and you've exhausted it. He was said there have been human language scholar Islam said I sat with Allison for seven years not missing a single very even the verb eat
but missing the singer very even the birth he he was said that in America Mama. He said
okay, he said with a shaky my medical molars and NASA who said use an SAT with a shirt, how long? You sat with him for 13 years that was in a similar vein, even if he
even if he
somehow he was said a better McCall that he did not miss a share for 20 years a single class.
I remember my own teacher showed me the rational behavior formula. He said I sat with my own teacher. for 17 years, I asked him questions and questions, questions, not missing a single class. And he would even go with me to the class of six. And
I'd see him there. And he was my own Township. He said this is my strength and there was the class with him, and never will ever miss a class. until until I die.
How much have you done that is? Do you have a teacher? Have you sat with the teacher? Have you asked the teacher to make him a teacher?
Have you told them? I want to learn from you? Have you exhausted everything that he has? Have you forced him to shift you must teach me you know, I remember when I went to Medina, a lot of the teachers they're very busy doing PhD researchers during the official roles and jobs of the government etc. I remember I went to one of them and said, which I wanted to study with and said trust to Allah. This is how I coaxed him into teaching me as a mentor to Allah. So what what did you make? As a teacher, I said to my daughter and my daughter, Allah, or allow let either of the two most beloved people to you. And I mentioned his name and motherships then the one who was most
beloved to you, teach me Allah and the crime adore the ship set of crimes. Okay, I'll teach you so good.
hamdulillah you have to gain knowledge. And you have to stick with the teacher. Wherever the teacher goes, we have to take everything from I remember asking my own chef, more than 1000 questions in smell.
I sat with my chef for more than 4000 hours in classes with him.
If you don't sit for classes, how in the world what moments would you do?
So my brothers, my sisters said, I hope everyone amongst us is feeling like what in the world is this? And where are we from getting knowledge? Have you seen in that?
And that is called regret. regrets very important. That's the first part of actually making change. If you don't even have regret, then by luck or regret about what I've read in the past life or how little knowledge I know that that's a big mosquito. Once you have regret and ask around for help, that inshallah to Allah
Last part of advice for sheffy will come to which is what? So first, he said is, what do you say?
What was the first one? intelligence? Number two is?
Focus. Number three is
what is it? Hard work? And the third is money. Number five is
companionship of a teacher.
Number six is
what is number six are unexplained. Okay, number six is to lose a man. long duration of study,
long duration study, you can't gain knowledge in just two days. You can't gain knowledge, just just, you know, dribs and drabs in here and that you can't you need a long duration knowledge.
That's very, very critical, right? very critical. It's a long, lifelong journey. It's a lifelong journey. You must take knowledge every day. You must seek knowledge every day. Man so serious was some of the scholars about gaining knowledge. That's so serious with without getting knowledge, like it was able himalayans reported that he was so serious about sticking to a chef and gaining knowledge as much as possible, even tenure that went even tenure will be put in prison. Why wouldn't we put in prison because he made a factor which Oliver didn't like so put him in prison. Anyway, so when they put him in prison, they will tell him said I used to beg the guards of the prison, please
enter into prison so I can sit with my Sheriff used to beg the prison guards until he said, Allah forgive me. I bribed them once.
And then on once I bribed them to put me in prison, with my shift and hamdulillah. I stayed with him for six months seeking knowledge.
unbelievable, isn't it? You see, when someone loves knowledge, this is like drugs.
It's the only thing that keeps his heart beating. It's the only thing that he thinks about, it's the only thing that gives them satisfaction. It's the only thing that he actually loves and likes only nutrition that he ever needs.
I'm telling you, I urge my brothers and sisters slam all of you all of you together, to see the path to gaining knowledge and Allah subhanho wa Taala. share with you this beautiful joy, this enjoyment of Allah subhanho wa Taala make your path to to get knowledge easy for you. And Allah subhanaw taala give you good teachers, and keep you on the right now Allah subhanaw taala bless you all. And remember, remember what the Sahaba used to say. Whoever thinks gaining knowledge is not tantamount to fighting and struggling with the cause of 11 he has a deficiency in his mind. So therefore, today in the 21st century, the real
real struggle is not on the battlefield, the real struggle is gaining knowledge. How far is the oma away from knowledge today? Do you know how many libraries that are needed today? Public Libraries? How many?
How many everyone?
muscle man, no public libraries even as well. You need to show your card. There's no real public libraries. You can just go there instead. But you can't borrow a book. Let public libraries in Australia, my grandmother's books from the library.
Oh my god. Do you know what I'm saying? My little kids can borrow? You know,
Baba black suits from the library. We can borrow more and see how far are we from knowledge with so far away? So May Allah Subhana Allah bless this oma to become an unbiased knowledge but Omar of of the Quran, the oma of the greatest miracle of the solar system, which is the knowledge they left behind, and the lesser power to increase you all levels and give you the highest agenda.
anyone has any questions at all?
Okay, so we're going to accept questions via slips of paper.
We've got some microphones.
Okay, so I already have the first question. Okay. Can you all hear me?
Okay. So what is the difference between them and us? I think that means two people have passed this the scholars of the past, okay, such that they can achieve so much when it comes to zeal and thirst for knowledge. And we now are struggling to even get started or keep at it.
cycle of it. It's a good question. I think my brother and sister Islam. It's all about your priorities.
It's all about your priorities and what is the priority for you and your life? What is the priority for you is a priority for you a good life in this dunya at the expense of the author or is a priority for you? The best life
You can get in the door, what is the priority for you? That you please Allah subhanho wa Taala the most that you can, or that you just please Allah as much as you can.
And everyone else who please the more? What is the priority for you that you do the best that you can in this dunya? Or that you do the best you can for the AFA. What is your priority? It's just about your priorities, prioritize your priorities, and every one of us, we will live for at least 60 or 70 years. vast majority of us that's the Hadeeth Rasulullah says hello, my oma will live for 60 or 70 years. This is not me saying it, I prophesy some Senate. So this is the case that we live for 6070 years, what is our priority in the 60 or 70 years of our life?
What is our priority is a priority. Raising good children is a priority. Having a good home is a priority building a house. I remember my parents their priority was to build a home back in Bangladesh. That was the priority first. That's why they would save up money. And the most important thing that they would do was straight away take that money and buy land in Bangor, they should build their first home. They saw this as such a great achievement. When they built the first home. They said My heart is so much at peace. So what is your priority? Ask yourself what's your What are your priorities? Is your priority marrying a really, really beautiful wife.
Beautiful girl. What is your priority? It's about prioritizing your priorities. My brother's Islam. When you prioritize your priorities, you know exactly what you need to do. If you know your priority is getting knowledge. And that is the most important thing. It doesn't matter what else you do. I remember when I was 17 1817 years old, I wasn't practicing, I was actually practically a disbeliever. practically an atheist at that point.
And then Allah subhanaw taala guided me
in my first year of medicine in University of Melbourne, in Melbourne University, I remember that's when I actually started to practice and learn about stuff. Then the priorities changed. My priority wasn't to be a great doctor anymore. My priority was to not lithology. I remember my second year and third year when I would be grabbing the books of anatomy and physiology and pathology of clinical medicine instead of that. And I had a choice between that. And beside which one would I pick? You know what exams tomorrow? No worries, it's already written what's going to happen. So just people say
it was written under law past. The point of the matter is,
it's all about your priorities. In the fourth year medicine, I decided to leave medicine.
I said, that's it. I'm not gonna study. I'm gonna study Islam. So people thought I was mad.
And you think that someone who got into the highest degree in university,
Melbourne University was the best university in Australia. And medicine was the most difficult to get into, you need a 99.85 as a mark to get in. And that's the month that I got hamdulillah.
So they said that it would be madness to leave. And I remember the whole community was saying this is mad. The guy's mad. He's become mad. Someone's made him mad.
Of course Mad Mad would love for Islam. Mad, absolutely mad. I remember
the first I got into the plane. And the first place I went to was, was Singapore, because of flight was going to take me via Singapore to Saudi. When I got down from the plane. I know my mom was angry at me.
But I still have to study. The first place I went to was Little India. And opposite that Masjid of Little India, there was a restaurant there near me and a friend of mine we had chappati roti, Chennai there, right?
And so Pamela, I think was a very bad blow to Chennai
or he was the curse of my mom or whatever it was. And the Singapore Airlines flight was delayed that day. They made me stay one day in Singapore. I said that I was gonna listen to destroy me. Allah forgive me somehow.
I was making dua, but dad's making the right Don't let him do it. But I persisted, persevered. I went and studied and I came back and I finished my medicine again. 100 and now it's prioritizing your priorities. It's unheard of medical school does not accept the same day, twice. When I said this, we learn to control I wrote it, and I was the first person accepted when I came back.
You know what, prioritize your priorities but a lot, you'll get everything you want in this dunya you'll get everything you'll get your money, you get your wife, you get your Bentley as well. Eventually, okay.
You might only be able to enjoy it for a few years, but you will still get it.
But prioritize your priorities and love will give you everything this dunya and
so the next question is, how to know if the knowledge we're gaining or learning is the right one.
How do you know if the knowledge that you're gaining is the right one?
Knowledge is what Allah has said and what is messengering said everything else is not knowledge is just opinion.
It's true, isn't it? A little mark on a low color soon very valid color and he was color.
So we can learn about so many different things in our in our life we can learn about a whole bunch of for example, I studied the humbling method in detail from A to Z.
Right? But that is not really knowledge. What's knowledge is what that is based on.
So, you know, Mohammed said this, but he based that on this verse, are you based out of this, this hadith? Okay, that's knowledge. Does that make sense everybody? So it's not important what a chef said or what an Imam said what's important is what he based it on. Does that make sense? Everyone? So how do you know if knowledge is right or wrong? that knowledge, which focuses on
an and teaching you the statements of the Prophet system, that is knowledge. I remember when Abdullah Abdullah Zack
Zack elaphiti, I believe that's his name. He was a Mufti of Egypt, of Ansel assembla was a head of ansata. So now when he was asked by chef when basil Mullah, to come to, to Saudi Arabia to be part of the legend of Dharma, which was a first committee of the major scholars of Saudi Arabia at that time has been set up, and they've been biased. And he made him that night in the movie made him the vice vice Mufti. He gave him a look now, what's what's
a mock net is one of the main books about the handling method right about the opinions that haven't been demanded. You read the whole book. He wrote the whole book about four volumes, and shipping by said, How did you find it?
How'd you find the book because we wanted him to give opinions according to that, because the king had ruled that Saudi Arabia would be according to the humble image, right? So I said, Yeah, it's okay. But but in all of the four volumes, he hasn't mentioned a single Hadith or a verse of the Quran.
Amazing, isn't it? Amazing? What is knowledge and what is not knowledge is known by
the source, the true source of knowledge that is unassailable, everything else is inconsequential.
Everything else is about ness. Yeah, everything else is just opinion. And you're not a knowledgeable person, if you know the humbling humbling mirja hannity method, or Maliki Shafi? Oh, no, no, no, you're just knowledgeable about opinions. You're very knowledgeable about opinions person.
Okay, but if you want to be an admin, then what is that based on? Where does it come from? What versus what some of the processes some of that is? What technologies in Charlottetown?
Okay, the next question is, you mentioned that you asked a lot of questions. We also have lots of questions, and there's everybody's program. Whoa, don't argue about
there's nothing to be confused about.
Everything is clear. The Quran is clear. So let's clear. Thank you.
Nothing to be confused about. The heavy for the solar system about not asking too many questions is not now it's limited to the type of Revelation. It's not from them. Now. You should be asking 1001 questions 100,000 questions, just keep asking us right people, but okay. Ask the people that are worthy of questions. How do you know who's worthy of a question? Well, first of all, a person has to have clear knowledge. So must be a person knowledgeable in that particular topic. Number two, the person must refer to the true sources of knowledge.
In order to give you the knowledge number three, make sure that that person if you're asking about a particular specific issue, let's say about Singapore, then he has knowledge about Singapore. You shouldn't be asking me with all due respect, about some issue regarding somewhere in Singapore. But this thing happening about what is the ruling regarding chewing gum in Singapore? Why are you asking me about that? I don't even know what the ruling Singapore is about chewing gum. I was told that I was only prescription chewing gum is the right prescription. It's very important. By the way saliva is very important for your mouth. It's what makes sure that your mouth doesn't. Your teeth doesn't
decay. So keep keep chewing and he not chewing gum but keep chewing like yeah, produce saliva is good for your teeth. But anyway, coming back to
non medical issues, non medical issues.
You shouldn't be asking me about that which is specific to Singapore when I don't have any knowledgeable Singapore. If I've lived here for what couple of months and understand the culture the people understand the community understand the laws, then I can give you an opinion perhaps that might be valid. I remember when our shift when the tsunami happened
Under the tsunami 2004.
And Boxing Day in 2000, in the 26th of December,
the tsunami, the great tsunami that happened.
The people from Sri Lanka called me on the phones and Chef, we've got these the sisters whose husbands were washed away, and they're still at sea or their bodies have died. We don't know where they are, we just haven't found the bodies yet. So the sisters are asking, when does the alpha begin? What is the meaning there in the waiting period for their husbands after they've died? You know, there's a waiting period if your husband's die, when does it begin? Is it from the day of the tsunami or from now or for when? So I remember calling my shots and saying
this, what should we say? We know in the Maliki, Madam, he says five years, wait till five years from the date of them being lost. We know the Hanafi model says three we know the humble he says for what do we do? Of course, none of them are based on any strong proof or evidence this is this is really so what do we really what do we do? The short term we categorically do not answer that opinion, is a value and I should not answer that opinions. Really? So yes, because we don't know exactly how much searching has happened. We don't know when the authorities will declare that the search will finish. Right? We can't. So it's up to the local authorities, when they declare that the
search is finished that everyone else therefore was not accounted for is going to be declared to be dead. Could be after a year could be a year and a half whatever it is, because the whole process of matching up people with displaced everywhere, isn't it? So at the end of the day, I should say do not answer the question rely on that lesson that day. And that day, the lesson I learned is doesn't matter how knowledgeable about Islam you are, you also need to know the local circumstances
which also means something else very important and that is the community must invest in local scholars. If you don't have local scholars here who can give you answers that are knowledgeable and also no local circumstances How would you have answers to your to your to your problems? Who will you ask? Who will you seek knowledge from? So you must invest in the best of the LML? World War Two, bring them here to keep them here? To let them live here? So they can understand the circumstances and then give you the opinion according to them? Does that make sense? Everybody? Very important. Don't go to football websites.
Okay, I'm trying to learn Islam through that. It's good to just learn about basic things. What's a ruling of Allah and Islam? Why do you good? Well,
one of the things that Reiki will do, okay, it's good to learn those things from proper websites. But don't learn fatwa about something specific to Singapore from photo websites. This is ridiculous.
They could be the greatest movies in the world but they have no knowledge of Singapore unless they are moved to Singapore that gave that support does that make sense everybody? It's very important to realize this inshallah secular