Tawfique Chowdhury – Ust 1st Seminary Of Knowledge 2012 Lecture 1b 2 Of 2

Tawfique Chowdhury
AI: Summary © The importance of understanding the researchers' "verbal" approach to Islam is emphasized, along with the need for clear communication and avoiding wasting time and effort. The three books recommended are the first three books, The Hadith, The Kitasato, and The sea. The importance of learning with personalities and staying true to Islam is emphasized, along with the need to be clear on intentions when doing business and finding one's own success in a gathering of knowledge. The importance of learning by listening and memorizing words is also emphasized.
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Why do you only know a handful of names? Why? Do you know why? Because a lot of them haven't actually studied properly. They went to university as half ignorant and they came out full ignorant.

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I'm telling you that. I can say that because I'll tell you what, what happened to them and university. What they became in university is educated researchers, they did not become scholars. Let me tell you the difference between the two. What is an educated research? an educator researcher, is someone who if I give them a library of books, and I said, write for me an article on DNA testing in Islam, in DNA testing for proving parenthood in Islam, okay, they would give you a fat 200 page document with the most amazing research, correct? educated researchers, PhD masters, you name it.

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Okay. But if you ask them, right, what are the seven things that you will do?

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Okay, they will not be able to answer you.

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What are the nine things that are prohibited in hajj in Iran?

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If you ask them, what are the nine things that are prohibited and Hajj in Iran, they will not be able to tell you.

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So the point of the matter is what they are educated researchers, their knowledge is in the books. The knowledge is not in the heads. We don't want that sort of knowledge. We don't want that sort of knowledge.

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Do you know how many MBA graduates are there worldwide?

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How many MBA graduates Forbes magazine quotes, no less than 200,000 MBA graduates worldwide?

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Okay, that's a lot.

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huge number of MBAs. So why are there 200,000 businesses that are being started? Because you know what? Just because you're an MBA doesn't make you a practitioner of business makes you a theoretician. You know the theory. But you're not a true leader yet. How many MBA graduates do I hire? I have 12, MBA grads, I vibe, I don't have an MBA, but I know business better than them.

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Why? Because being an MBA graduate does not make you a practitioner, or business administration. Sometimes people who are actually not a businessman or have actually even taken an MBA, I actually thought better placed.

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So the point of the matter is what the point of the matter is, my brothers, my sisters, and snap, that our education system is very skewed.

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It produces educated researchers, it does not produce a lemma and scholars. We don't want donkeys that carry books in their backs. We want Alabama that have their their knowledge in their in their heads. That's what we want. We want Alabama that have knowledge in the hearts. We want, whenever they have knowledge in their heads. That's the type of item you need to become. You must not become an educated researcher, there is no good in that. What is the good if you come and tell me? Oh, I know the answer to that question. It's in that book in my house.

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I'll tell you tomorrow, there is no good at that.

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Because your books will not follow you into your grave. What will follow you to your grave is what you have in your head.

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What's the good if all of us had a house, but not the Quran in our hearts, it doesn't matter. So it has to be in our hearts Meaning what? Meaning my brothers and sisters love. There has to be structure around gaining knowledge. There has to be a clear way of getting knowledge. You know, I did medicine for four and a half five years as a male in medical school. And when I did that, I realized that a lot of the day I graduated, the day I graduated became an intern. The first day I went to hospital as an intern with a very shiny badge. very shiny new bag saying Dr. Sophie choudry. Right. And the nurse hands me a medic.

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Medicine chop. As is right. The patient needs some pain relief. While law he is alive as a witness. I don't know what to write in there. He said he's got a headache, pain relief. I remember you know what I call got what I did. I called my senior doctor. I say, Doctor, I've just got a quick question. I'm just my first day of, of internship, so please forgive me might sound really stupid. So he goes okay, what's your question? So what my patient has a headache. So Oh, okay.

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So what should I do?

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Believe me, and then he goes to me. What What do you do you have a headache. I said, Oh, I take some pain relief.

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And then it goes excellent.

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Why not? Why not give him some pain relief.

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I said excellent, great. Oh, one sec, one sec one sec, Doctor, don't Don't, don't hang up, don't hang up. I said, What do I give him? What pain relief do I give him?

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So he goes to me. So do you take when you have a headache?

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I said I take two parallels.

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So he goes to me, Well, that sounds like a great idea.

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I just had five years of studying.

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I did really well in my medical exams. Why am I such a buffoon when it comes to practicing it? Because that's the difference between an adult who has knowledge in his head

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and a practitioner who is an educated researcher.

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That's the difference. Do you know I learned more medicine as an intern than I ever did in my five years of study as a medical doctor. Do you know that? Why? Because real life real practice is never there in the books. So the point I'm trying to make my brothers and sisters in Islam. Yeah, the hamdulillah. I mean, I'm not that bad anymore. If you come to me, now with it with your headaches, I know what to give you.

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Anyway, coming back to this story.

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There's a difference between being an educated researcher and being an animal as knowledge in his heart. And the difference is structure. It's about discipline in the way you gain knowledge. Do not jump at the big books and Encyclopedia Britannica before you learn your ABCs. So you need to learn how to gain knowledge as well. And you need to know where to start.

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I'm going to tell you two things I want you to do. Okay, two things I want you to do, and where to start in those two things.

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What are the two most important things every single brother or sister needs to study about? Every single brother and sister? You will be questioned about Lazard's in about two things. What do you believe in? And what did you do?

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You only need to study two major things. One is your creed, your Islamic belief. And number two, is your how do i do certain things? How do I do my will do how do I pray? How do I fast? How do I give the car? What about this? What about marriage? What about divorce? What about child custody laws? What about Halloween, Halloween food? These are the things that allow will ask you a question about a loved one asking questions about a particular verse in the Quran. What did that verse mean? When I said when Allah says the Quran

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Alif Lam mean? What does it mean? Allah one question if you don't know the meaning of that, but Allah will question. If you are, if you are a businessman, and you go to businesses, and you don't know about business, how long? How long a business, correct? Yes or No, Allah will question you, if you divorce your wife and you didn't know about the rulings of divorce, Allah will question you, if you got married and you did not learn about the marriage rules of marriage? Correct? Because before you do an action, you must know about it. Correct. So the point of the matter is, there are two things you must learn. Everything else is extra. The two things you must learn is about your creed,

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about your belief, the belief of the Muslim. And number two is about what is halal Haram in Islamic in the day to day things that you do every single day.

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So how do you do that? Well, in a pita, I want you to learn three books.

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Okay, three books. And in fact, I just want one book from you really, but study it very well with the teacher. And if you do that, if you study these books, then Believe me, you've got your basis, you've got your basic foundation. And once you've got your basic foundation after that, it's just about, it's just about building on top of that. Once you have your basic foundation, it's about building on top of that, what are the three books I want you to study in the chapter of creed? And then what is the one book that I want you to study in the topic of?

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So in the chapter of creed, I want you to study one thing. I want you to study three things. The first book I want you to study. Okay, the first book I want you to study is this book called

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kitasato heat. Okay, kitasato heat. It's a simple book.

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It's just got Quran and Sunnah. Nothing else, no opinions of people is just a hadith and verses of the Quran about the heat and what is the heat it is about the belief in Allah and the unity and oneness of Allah xojo kitasato he

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number two, the second book I want you to read

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the second book I want you to read

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more than I do have

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Okay tomato hater Mohammed after will have number two. Book number two is called athlete and wants to T

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okay it's called upgraded waso T.

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Right athlete that wants to buy even Tamia and number three

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is called a pita halia

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by Mr. Mahoney, let me explain each one of these three things to you. These are the three books I want you to read. What are they again? The reason why I'm telling you these three things is tomorrow, you'll go to the Islamic bookstore, and you don't know what to buy, or I'd like to celebrate with you. Oh, I'll buy a history of Islam. Or I'll buy Oh, that sounds really great. I'll buy mysteries of the soul. Oh, interpretation of dreams. Have you guys done that or not? Yes or No, I know you're smiling because you've done it.

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I know you guys I can second read behind your smiles. Because I've done the same thing too. With all due respect, that's what I did to foolishly I concentrate on things that are not the most important. Allah is not going to gonna tell you off if you don't know about dreams interpretation.

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He's not going to ask you that the people are not going to ask you that Allah is not going to put you in Jannah for that.

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Be honest, what I'm saying everybody. So these three books are the first books you should be buying. What are they again kitasato heydo 400 we will have number two is actually the velocity of evil Tamia Mala. And number three, is actually how we have a mammoth hobby.

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So each of these three things are very small, thin books, a very small thing books, I don't want you to just read them, I want you to read them with the teacher.

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I want you to sit with the teacher read these books, I want you to take a teacher and say chef, can you teach us this book? It might take them three months to teach, that's fine. But what you should do is take each one of the books in detail take each statement and what it means and what is the heavy and what is the implication of the Hadith. And how are we away from that Hadith etc This is what I want you to do but only these three things Believe me once you take these three things in detail

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Bismillah Bismillah you have a very strong basis in Akita very strong basis in Akita in belief in Islam.

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Okay, correct everybody. Do you understood what I'm saying? All right. intercede.

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What books should you read? intercede?

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I'm assuming here is what? In English right, everybody? So I'm giving you advice according to English and what's available in English out there. Because we all need to need to study.

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Guess most people only know English. If you wanted Arabic, I could have given you a different set of books, but English is fine. So I think that a Salaam has translated each one of the three books. And there might actually be a good explanation of the explanation of each of these three books available but also not as well. I'm not sure I don't read books in English, so I apologize. I only read them in Arabic. So forgive me if I'm mistaken in that, but I'm sure that the basic texts are available in English and inshallah you will find good teachers available to you. And I know so many good teachers in Singapore Mashallah show so many machines that are knowledgeable, that will insha Allah provide

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you the time to go through the explanation of these books be in love with you. So these are number three them in the sea. Which book do I want you to read? It's a newly translated of series called The Sita Sadie. The seal a Sadie who is Sadie Sadie was the great scholar. This is the teacher of immunotherapy Rahim Allah, beautiful to see beautiful to see. It's just got one sentence after every verse. So after every verse, He in one sentence or two sentences, it tells you what the meaning of the verse beautiful. You don't need to know too much. The problem with other diseases like for example, going with the serum and caffeine and others, is that this Hadith of the Hadees Hadees. And

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you sometimes lose what the meaning of the verse was. What you want to know is the meaning of it, correct? Yeah, so to see the Saudi very beautiful, very beautiful, it's been translated, it's available. And you can buy it as soon as it very simple with every single verse is one or two sentences with meaning. Mashallah, fantastic. I read it. I read it now. I use it to explain to my children we'll have the lights amazing. The theater savvy, make sure you buy I have the heart of the pilot. Make sure you buy to see a savvy inshallah. Okay. Then in serum

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in Sierra Sierra, meaning, the biography of Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, what should you study? really only one book. You just need to study one book, but study it with a teacher. Again, every single thing that I'm giving you, I'm giving you the most concise

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available and study with the teacher. And what is the book that I want you to read? It's called recon moto.

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Or right and moto What is that?

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The conceit the sealed necta? Yes.

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Okay, the sealed necta insha Allah, Allah give us from the record nothing to drink on the Day of Judgment. So the seal vector insha, Allah has a very amazing book, very nice, very simple

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and very authentic will have the life you read that there is not that much more you need to read about the Syrah of Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam. Okay, correct. Right, then, in fact,

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in fact, what is flip flop means the rulings or regulations, the rulings and regulations, what can you study, in fact, well, there are different options, the different options, but since you live in Malaysia, in Singapore, and you have the chef image up here, you can take a book of the Shafi mother that is available, perhaps min Hodge,

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perhaps mean hard, you can buy the book called min hard, which is translated in English, and sit through the chef to study

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in the Hanafi, Missouri, if you wish to study the hand of the mother, but there are also Mattoon available

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in the humbling mother. Also Mattoon available, but my suggestion to you is to take one simple book, in fact, and studied with a teacher studying with a teacher and sit down with the teacher and study it. So what book do I suggest, I mean, Hutch, it's nice, it's simple, it's thin, and you can sit down and you can you can read that book with the teacher and get them to explain that book to you. inshallah. If you'd like to take a more contemporary view of Islam, or a more comparative view of Islam, then min Hodges Sunnah is also available, or you have the other one, what's it called, again?

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The small books by a persona, your persona as well, which could also be studied with your teacher, but make sure you study that with the teacher. So the point I'm trying to make is take a small book and study it. Make one book your basis.

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You don't need a library as big as this to become a scholar. You don't need it. As a hobby Rahim. Allah said, anyone who is intelligent, and he has focus, and he studies five books that he'll become a scholar of Islam.

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He said, what anyone who's intelligent and has focus and studies five books, he will become a scholar of Islam. four books, actually. But we added a fifth one after the time of the heavier himolla because of the greatness of this book, what are these four books? Does anyone know?

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Does anyone know these four books?

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Does anyone know these four books. The four books that are that I mentioned is number one at them. He don't even have the bb 19 volumes. Okay at them. He'd have even uphill battle. Just write it down one day you might never know. After you finish the basic study. One day you might just want to study these books and then you become really great one day system here even after button number two, as soon as el cobre of a bay happy

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as soon as a cobra for very hefty 13 big fat volumes.

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So much, man, you got to live life of 70 years. Come on, guys. Even if you take a month to read them, you finish them in four or five years, right? It's true. It's just we got to be serious about it. Sunil Cobra will be happy.

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Number three mohalla have even has a

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mohalla have even has a

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number for

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a min Hydra phenomenal human over

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36 volumes

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and the last one is futsal body

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13 volumes. So what are those again? After he don't even have to look

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at them hit number two.

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Number two

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is what sorry, as soon as kubra have a very happy number three as mohalla even has a 13 volumes. Number four

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is what

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I mean how much of a Mullah and then five

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is what such will bury me Allah subhanho wa Taala Bless you all and give you this knowledge and Allah subhanho wa Taala make you give you this knowledge in a structured way. So in reality my brothers and sisters

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I remember going to the house of

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chef chef to bring up the legendary Rahim Allah who passed away

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Humala in Riyadh and I thought I would find a huge library right? great scholar Islam, I thought I found a big massive library as big as this. Right? huge library, I thought I'd find one lucky I found a library as small as just one shelf, and another shelf with half a book with with the half full.

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Only. That's it as a chef, isn't it. And so the chef was the one who told me that hadn't said, anyone who is intelligent has focused on studies, only the five books, four books plus a fifth one will be enough for him to be a scholar.

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You see, the reason the point of the matter is of renesis Islam, you don't have to read everything. If you read everything you become educated researcher, what you have to have whatever you read, put it in your head. Correct. Whatever you read, put it in your head, that is enough.

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like to be a medical doctor, very strong medical doctor, you don't have to read every book available medicine, it would kill you.

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This far too much to read. But you have to read certain small books and put them in your head. And that is more than enough for you to be a good strong medical doctor. Correct. So a family physician, like for me, for example, emergency physician now, what do I read, I read only one book, just one book. And that's all I read. But in emergency medicine is huge is a huge amount to read. Don't get baffled by that. Who cares. Everything else is just additional points of benefit.

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Or research, etc. But for your core books, it's only one book. And the same way the seat is only one book I'm giving you right? In the in increased I only gave you three books all very very thin.

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Right? In fact I gave you one book is also very thin.

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In see the only one book also very thing. So the point of the matter is structure you're learning my brothers and sisters Islam, make sure you take a path of learning over the next two to six to 10 years insha Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala give you the knowledge of all of this, be the land enters into your heart, and it becomes something that strengthens you and becomes a future for you. And you become like the island that truly has knowledge in his heart and in his head, and not like the donkey that carries the books on his back. That communicate I hope Allah Subhana Allah blesses us all, and makes us one of those people that are less than one has chosen to be his alibi. And Shall

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we have our first question? It's very simple. Who was Mohammed Abdul Wahab

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was a scholar in in Saudi Arabia. They lived about 210 years ago, of 230 years ago. And it was a scholar of the Sunnah of the prophet SAW Selim.

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Don't confuse this with wahabis. I'm sure many people would have heard will have you will have your hobby. What the heck is the Wahhabi only Allah knows really.

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It's like calling Muslim terrorists you know.

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It's it's a big misnomer.

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Let me tell you how 100 lotto have started to have the title of Wahhabi.

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This was not because of the will have was any mistake it was that he was just a scholar in Saudi Arabia. But what happened was more than other will have Allah was against grave worship. And at that time, in Saudi Arabia, there was a serious amount of great worship that was happening. Very, very serious amount of grave worship and tree worship, and a serious amount of idol worship that was going on in Saudi Arabia. Can you imagine that? So people were taking trees and worshipping them in Makkah and Medina, there were lots of graves that people used to worship. So what Mohammed Abdul Wahab said was to stop people from grave worship and to worship only Allah. And so those people who

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used to take the greatest business as you know, they have a lot of business to make from the grave worship etc.

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They became very against what the latter will have. So what they wanted to do was to discredit his Dawa order to discredit the Tao of Mohamed Abdul Wahab.

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what they said is that they they came up with a plan and the plan was as follows was that during the time of Mohammed Abdul Wahab, there was a group called the wahabis, who lived in Egypt. They were there were men. There were a group, our tribe, a tribe from Egypt, that used to have long beards as used to shave their heads. They used to call themselves wahabis. They were from the Hawaiian village, who are the Hawaiians, the Hawaiian adjara people who hate Muslims. They are Muslims themselves, but they hate Muslims. They kill Muslims, because they feel that anyone who has done a simple sin has come out of Islam. So these wahabis, who used to shave their heads and have long

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beards, they used to kill Muslims in Egypt.

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Very, very extreme group. And so they will call hobbies and so what these people who hated moderator will have, and wanted to discredit this hour, what they said was more than a little habits from the same Mojave. Why? Because names are even up there.

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So that is how they started to try to make the association between 100 I don't know have at the wahabis of Egypt to try to discredit the Dalai Lama. Otherwise, there is nothing called wahabis.

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Who have was was a scholar of the center. And he was a scholar of the sutra, just like anyone here in Singapore, or anyone from the former times that we have today. For example, they were he was a humbling scholar from the Hamburg school of thought, and a scholar in Saudi Arabia. And there was nothing wrong with his with his opinion and his belief, excuse me. And the only thing was that people try to discredit his power his enemies, don't try to discredit his fellow, but try to draw relevance between the two groups, and they are not the same group at all.

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The second question is How would you advise someone who is reluctant to attend classes to seek knowledge as he relies heavily or solely on YouTube, Google, etc.

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Okay, the way we tell these people is look, YouTube, Google, etc, are good ways to actually gain some knowledge because

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some really good people are being recorded, they've got some really good tapes, etc, etc, available, no doubt. However, the point of the matter is, there's a lot of blessings that is that is lost from not being in the gathering of knowledge. From that is, number one focus, the fact that when you're in class, right now you're able to focus. When you're on YouTube, and you're watching things on YouTube, you might be doing 10 other things, you might be answering the phone, and your wife might be talking to you. And your children might be chit chatting in the background. So that focus is love. So the amount of information and benefit that you're gleaning from that YouTube video might

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only be 5%, or 10%, whereas in a lecture, you're actually gleaning 40% 50% correct everybody. As about number two, there is a lot that you can learn from the manners of a teacher, that you can't learn from a video or YouTube, the manners of a teacher, the way he talks, the way he speaks, the way he looks his body language, you can't get that from a YouTube video. Because it's a one dimensional view. There is one camera that is picking me up. But you guys are looking at me for multiple angles. And when I walk when I talk when I when I walk on stage, there are different ways different mannerisms, and you cannot gain the etiquettes of the mannerism of knowledge except by

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actually being in a gathering of knowledge number three, the third point and that is very, very important is that the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said that Allah subhanho wa Taala says that if there is anyone who is mentioning my name, that I will mention his name. And if someone mentioned my name in a gathering, I mentioned my his name in a gathering that is better than it. Meaning we are mentioning Allah subhanho wa Taala in this gathering, so Allah subhanho wa Taala is mentioning us in a better gathering. In a better gathering. Can you imagine that? This is not the case for someone who's only watching the video, because he's not in the gathering. So he misses out on this benefit.

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He misses out on this reward. He misses out on the fact that angels are descended and they're writing down the names of those people that have attended, and Allah subhanho wa Taala as versie come down, we are in the house of Allah. And the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said, There is no one who gathers in the house of Allah subhanho wa Taala. To remember something of Islamic knowledge, except that angels descend upon them, they lower the wings of humility around them. And Allah mentions them with those that are with him. So imagine getting our names mentioned to jabril and make it Sufi. Imagine our names may be mentioned to Rasulullah sallallahu those with them. How amazing is that? So

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you miss out on this reward my brothers and sisters in Islam so if you did not seek knowledge in a gathering, then unfortunately miss out.

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And it's for this reason why all these three things number one is better focus and better attainment and better gleaning of knowledge. Number two is what is learning for the mannerism of the teacher before knowledge itself. That's lost in YouTube videos. And number three, is the benefit of actually the actual benefit of actually having our names mentioned with Allah azza wa jal and the angels writing our names down that is not there with the YouTube videos. So please do your level best to learn inshallah whilst attending and then supplementing your knowledge with the other videos that are available.

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These two questions are related. So I'll read them out together. I'll read them out.

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Together sorry Nowadays most people seeking knowledge because of the certificate or degrees to get a good job and post in Islamic institutions etc. Is it wrong to have this net? The second related question is we acquire knowledge for the sake of a law. At the same time with the effort we are blessed with our degrees and diplomas. How are we sure if our our intentions are sincere? Okay, excellent questions after looking at, you know, in many things in life,

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we intend the Hereafter, but we can also intend some parts of the dunya as well. An example is, we know that marriage is half our religion, correct. But also by marriage, maybe 10 other things, a beautiful wife, a lovely family.

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We tend to have children etc. worldly matters, Hajj as well. We go for hedge we intend the hereafter. But we might also intend that we're also doing business in hedge, we might be selling water and hedge we might be taking a judge to to hide itself. We might be involved in providing a combination to a judge providing the food for the judge and doing business in that way. All of this is permissible as well. So how can we tell you how do we know what's permissible? How do we do it? Well, it's very simple, as long as the intention for the Hereafter is subordinate to the intention for the dunya that is what is important, as long as the intention behind the deed is for the

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hereafter primarily, and secondarily for the dunya that sort of problem. In fact, in the prophets in the eye of the Quran, Allah subhana wa tada says, laser analytical, Jonathan and Tabitha bufala Mila Pico, there is no harm upon you if you wait to see the boundaries of your load. And this was mentioned regarding hatch, meaning that there is no harm upon you if you were to do business during Hajj, even though Hajji something meant to be done to the Hereafter, but you also allowed to do something for the dunya as well. And this is as long as the intention for the dunia is subordinate secondary, much less than intention for the hereafter correct. So what that means is, imagine if you

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ended up not doing the business, you went to go to Hutch with the intention of hedge as well as doing the business but on the way you lost your money, and you can't do the business, then don't stop the hedge, don't sell stock by hedge. In that case, if you were to do that, that intention for the for the dounia is more than intangible. But if you were to pursue in your hedge, persevere in your hedge, despite the fact that you failed in a business and that's not a problem at all. In the same way, in our education as well. We're doing a primarily for the sake of Allah azza wa jal, we're gaining knowledge purely for the sake of Allah. But at the same time, if I didn't get that degree in

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Medina, that perhaps not a few would have actually listened to me properly. Or perhaps if I didn't get the degree Medina I could not have gone back to medical school. And perhaps if I didn't get the degree, or medical school, I can't practice as a medical doctor and an ill people and, and and treat people and take further training to learn how to be a better doctor. Does that make sense everybody? So you have to remember the reason why you're doing it. Every day when I go to work as a medical doctor, I tell myself the following thing. I tell myself that are Oh Allah, I'm going today to save someone's life for your sake. But I know I'm going to get paid. I know I'm going to get paid today,

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right? I'm going to get paid as a medical doctor. If I don't get paid, I don't I don't get to look after my family. But at the same time, the real reason that I'm doing it is to save a life. Because that's the main reason why I did medicine in the first place to save a life because Allah wants that to happen. I didn't do medicine to make money in the first place. If I did that, I could have found 100 different ways of making money. So the point of the matter is, be clear on your real intention. And this is why don't jump into action straightaway. Be very, very clear. Take a moment take a pause before you come for this class. Take a moment sit in your car, rectify intention. Before you start

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your Salah rectify intention before you start getting knowledge, rectify intention before you go for hygiene ombre. Take a moment, rectify intention, don't rush into it. If you rush into it, perhaps you haven't taken a moment to clear your heart. And that is extremely important because actions are by intentions.

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The next question is for a person who has short term memory or forgets easily What is your advice and how to memorize or acquire knowledge. Okay, excellent for people who have short term memory problems, and they have difficulty memorizing, while we tell them that they're probably a kinesthetic learner, and say, and this is this is medically proven that people who usually can't sit and study study, study, study, study, study study, that's usually because they are a different type of learner. What they need to do is they need to move around. They need to fiddle with things. And so what they should do is try and memorize

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whilst they're moving, give that a go. I realized that at one time that I realized that I'm a kinesthetic learner as well, I can't sit and study. I can't actually, when I'm studying medicine, for example, or anything, when it's lab, I can't sit in one place for 15 minutes, I literally have four or five different types of cushions and four or five different chairs in my in my room. Because every five minutes, I'm here, and another five minutes my wife comes in brings a cup of tea is like what? I thought you were there. No, I moved here, every five minutes, I'm moving, because I can't sit still in one place. And then I realized that you know what I learned better if I keep on moving.

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So what I started doing is actually walking up and down, up and down my room and learning in that way. So the point of the matter is, we can all memorize, but we're all different types of learners, we simply have to find out what type of learner we are, and then figure that out. Now in the Asian form of learning, but I say Asian because the Asian cultures, there's a huge emphasis on learning, by rote learning, etc. Right? There is a very strong emphasis on the auditory learner, the people who learn by hearing and listening. In fact, that's why those people who just hear the teachers and learn, they usually do very good in their studies, those that don't do very good in the studies, or

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in school are usually the kinesthetic learners, those who have to move around too much. Because the teachers found that to be very disruptive people, they need to move around the feeling rather than tapping their legs.

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Have you seen those people, they have to move something or the other, they have, those people don't end up doing very good at school. Why? Because they bother the teacher. And the teacher probably is a teacher because he's an auditory learner as well. He's done well. And so he's gone back to school to teach other auditory learners. So the problem with most of our schools these days is that we favor one type of learner, the auditory learner, but that's only 60% of the people. There's another 40% that learn other ways. And so my advice to you all is figure out what type of learner you are. So you might be the type of learner that benefits from just listening. I remember for example, I

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used to memorize Quran by just listening as listened to on the on my phone on my on a Walkman. And I will just listen to it five times 10 times that I've memorized the surah Okay, and I memorize many Jews in that manner. Just listen, this is this is and memorize it. Okay? But other times, you know, I needed to walk around and I walked in, walked and walked, it was said about chefman, Basilica mala, that when he passed away, and people went to his house to see how to live, they found that in one of the house, one of the rooms when used to live, which was his room for memorizing the learning. Right, his study room, they found that the carpet was thick, everywhere, but on the edges

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of the room, it was very thick, it was down to almost like, like a thin crusted pizza, you know, those very thin, okay, but everywhere else, it was thick, thick carpet. But on the edges, it was very thick. Why? Because she was blind. And he was a kinesthetic learner. So when you will read or learn something, all you do is walk, walk, walk, walk, walk, walk, walk, walk, walk, walk, walk, walk, walk, walk, and you'd be walking, you'd walk, walk, walk for hours, all you do is walk around the room, and then you'll be learning in that manner walking and learning.

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Okay, so it all depends on the type of learner that you are. So that's number one. That's my first advice, figure out the type of learner and learn in that manner. Number two, the second advice is to sleep frequently, is to break up your periods of learning by sleeping frequently. physiologically speaking, when we learn something new, we actually take it in our short term memory, it is only after we sleep, that the memory gets transferred from long from short term to long term, we actually need to sleep in order for that to happen. This is why my advice to students that are studying is not to study 14 hours in one go, no study for two hours sleep for an hour study for another two

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hours, sleep for two hours study for another three hours before one hour study for four hours sleep for three hours. Does that make sense? If you were to break up your periods of study with sleep in the middle, then what actually happens is that you you take your memory from short term memory to long term memory, and it gives you far better memory. On top of that there are certain foods that help your memory as well. And there are certain foods that you should try to avoid. So those foods that add memory include nuts at those foods that that that go against your memory, that those would go against your memory include caffeinated drinks, etc. And these are physiologically proven

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researches that were done by many doctors as well. So we are lots of animals and a Bless you all to have good memories and make lots of blood to Allah azza wa jal for good memory. And of course, don't forget the statement of a chef in a mandala about how to have good memory and that is shackled to a lavake and sewer history. So I'm sure that he latoken murase wonder Edmund moon or new ruler

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Allow your family last is very important. I told my teacher work here and said I wanted to tell work here. I said to okey, okey, I have got some bad memory, I'm having some bad memory. So what he told me to leave sinning because Allah has light knowledge is a nightlight from Allah and the light of Allah is not given to someone who sins. So my brothers is those who wish to gain knowledge, leave sinning For indeed that is the one that really destroys memory more than anything else.

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I hope Allah subhanho wa Taala blesses you all and gives you knowledge

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