Channel: Tawfique Chowdhury
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wa Salatu was
Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
My respective brothers and my sisters in Islam. The very last route ruler, Muslim ruler to ever rule over Spain was a man by the name of
Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Assad.
As a scholars have said he was
he was the small one, the little one, the military one, how could he ever hand over the keys of under this to the non Muslims. So as
long as he was handing over the keys of Spain, listen to this. This is a very amazing statement, as he was handing over the keys of Spain, to Ferdinand and Isabella, who are going to now take over Spain, and destroy every FSC every single face of Islam from that country, as he was handing it over. And as he traveled in his chariot, going across the plains, the beautiful cities of Spain, he cried and cried and cried. They said that the man kept on crying until his mother, who looked at him and the same child said something to him. That stopped his crying forever. What did she say? She said, You cry for women over a city and a country that you are not mad enough to protect yourself.
But that is my sister, Sam. This is the state of the Muslim oma today. The state of the Muslim oma today is a we cry, and cry and cry that children
men and women enough to protect we cry and cry over Syria, we cry and cry over Palestine. We cry and cry about all of the things that are happening to this own mother.
When we don't remember that simple advice, that simple advice that I had read in the books of Dr. Seuss, Dr. Seuss, Dr. Seuss, you know,
it's a really intelligent cat
that assesses a cat that comes out of the hat.
It shouldn't have seen and it's not real. But Dr. Seuss, these books are really amazing. And they're the statement that I remember reading as a child.
He said, he said, I say check
your shoes on your feet, you can go into
your shoes on your feet, you can go wherever you want. So let's talk to us. What is stopping the average Muslim, brother and sister out there, that Allah is endowed with the most amazing intelligence and the most amazing abilities from going out there and clotting in order to say
nothing but Allah except this proceed in ability that we have, unfortunately gotten ourselves into
my brothers and sisters Islam. The Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was not simply the last and final messenger. He was the greatest visionary that this Buddha had ever seen. The process of assembling was so great, a visionary, that he fulfilled the legacy of every true visionary. Do you know what the legacy is? The legacy of every true visionary is that he would die before the vision would be fulfilled. It is the destiny of every great man. It is the destiny of every every single great man that has ever walked on this earth, to die before his dreams were ever fulfilled. And by law, the prophet system was one of them. The Prophet salallahu assembly, when the police came
and told around, somebody said, Come, let us make you our king, and you worship our God and we worship your God. What did he say? He said, to put the morning my right hand beside my left, I would not stop calling to this religion person today. These are not words of a man who was after politics and power. These are not the words of a man once kingdom. And these are the words of a man who knows clearly. Why has the sense on this earth. These are the words of a man who knows exactly what he wants to achieve in this dunya Have you seen the process of setting them in the in the time of trouble when he was pelted with in the town the party from was pelted with stones
Say, what is the purpose of a lot of writing will seldom say, We want the mountain, the angel of the mountains to crush them between the two mountains, when we made a simple request, what was the simple
I wish that there will be a people that will come up to them that will follow.
No more than 190 scholars that came from time
to time until the time
that came from.
And this is from a better kind of vision of
the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, when his wife asked him for some wealth, and for some provisions, what did he do? What did he do, he gave them a choice, either choose me, I choose, and choose this vision for which I've been sent. Otherwise, by law, you can go back and divorce yourself from me. And I've given you that choice. So take the one month to make up their minds.
These are not the acts of a man who wants to have wives in his life. These are the words of a man who raises women to fulfill a vision that we had.
The sisters once
came to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And he was lying down on a pile of scraps that were taken from the backs of the palm tree, scraps of wood that were taken from the palms of the of the of the of the, of the trees, and he was down and he had marks on his body at any one of us would have
them. And he cried. At that point.
He called it
has made me the prophet of God, that He will fulfill my wish.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
was a man of tremendous vision.
A man of tremendous vision, a man who had tremendous
ultimate vision that he shared with me.
What did he say? He said,
the earth was made a plane in front of me. So I saw the east or the west. And I saw that my own map will reach every part of
every part of
London. Is anyone remember that?
Does anyone remember the London? Yes. What happened?
the process of writing, we're sending
God down into the
the process of segmenting into a group of the Sahaba that were finding it very difficult to break down this backbone to this huge boulder that was in front of them. Everyone, give it a go.
Give it a go. Every Sahabi gave it a go until it was left to the process and allowed them to try.
So the process a lot of them got down. He took his axe and he hit it once and light came out. What did he say? He said, he said,
then he went
out again. He said, he said
Sham is yours.
To see the words of the visionary Prophet, Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he is not simply talking about the future. And what he what Allah subhanaw taala showed him from the from the knowledge of the unseen
Prophet sallallahu wasallam is talking about the vision of a visionary.
He had a tremendous vision, and his vision was going to be achieved by law. You know, if you read about business these days, they they talk about the fact that whenever businesses are in trouble whenever GE is in trouble, whenever for some trouble whether whenever GMC is in trouble, whenever any large company is in trouble, do you know what the CEO does? The CEO doesn't talk about the problems. He talks about the vision of the company first. He invites the people under a vision. He brings the people together under the same purpose of why we're here in the first place. This is the essence of leadership. The essence of leadership
is to have a vision.
Do you know that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam before he passed away? He said different markets and markets, which are the places that people
want to go for Hajj and Umrah. Do you know that he put the Amersham at that time?
Java? Why does it why was
He put a
So the process,
the process of
selling the makeup and the Sham at that time, when there was no Muslims in Sham to our knowledge at that time, the prophet SAW Selim set up
the people of Yemen.
Why was there and how many Muslims were there? Hardly a few Muslims at that time
had converted to Islam, only a few Muslims, but he set up a whole new course for them. Why? Because he knew. And he knew the Sahaba would then focus on conversion the people.
He said, for the people of pleasure as well. Why would you do that? In the same way because the process.
And this is the act of a visionary. The process of
that when you do these sort of things, you direct your focus and the people towards them. Do you know the Battle of pharmacy, it was reported that Western saw in his dream restaurant was the main general. And the bathroom was a battle where the Muslims were only 7000 Muslims 7000 muslims for nearly 240,000 Persian soldiers and won the battle after 21 days of fighting. Do you know this battle? That was the was the main general at that time. He saw in his dream that the Muslims win the battle. So he tried to delay the light as much as possible. Do you know why that is a system Islam that was asked for people to come and talk to him from the messengers of the Muslims again and again
for almost three to four days, one after the other after the other. In fact, one called one of the Sahaba wanted to have a movie with Misha Molina in the show that must have asked him
why is it that you
come to fight the greatest army that this world has ever seen? Why have you come to fight us? So what did
he say? He said our process of running was seldom before he passed away. He told us to focus on new guys.
He told us to focus on new guys
and fight those that are next to you that are neighboring you from the countries of the disbelievers. So Allah subhanho wa Taala given a clear directive, the point I'm trying to make my brothers and sisters in Islam, is that the process of
a man a True Vision. He had his ultimate vision, but not a single house of brick or clay, except that Islam will enter into a battle. The ultimate vision of the Prophet sallallahu center was very clear. And he had a 25 year vision. What was his 25 year vision before he passed away? Very clear.
Is yours is yours. Constantinople is yours. This is the vision of the Prophet sallallahu. In 25 years, he had a 10 year vision to
achieve and take this Lord He has
countless hobbies. In fact, if you find the number I hadn't thought
about asking a lot of maka, maka, maka. Which which basically means was focusing everyone's attention. And
you know how many? over 75 Hadith of the brow of the prophets SLM the books of cinema?
The point I'm trying to raise to you all today is
the process of a man send them as a man of True Vision. But how far are we from that from being like Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam? How far are we from being like?
You know, many years back? I went and I made a survey of Islamic organizations in some countries that I was visiting at that time. So I decided to ask all the leaders of Islamic organizations that simple question, what's your vision? What's your vision? What do you want to achieve in the next 10 years? Or in the ultimately what do you want to achieve ultimately, with your
organization that were founded. Do you know what they told me? Each and every one of them had no clear idea of what they wanted to achieve with the organization. They simply would see any other organization out there. And they're simply trying to imitate the x, the x, y, Zed organization having a function. So they come together and say, let's have a function. They see XYZ organization launching a sister shelter. Why do we launch our sister shelter? They said XYZ and organization holding a conference, let's launch a conference as well. They see XYZ organization in the TV channel. You know what, that's a great idea. Why don't we think about ourselves? And they see
someone else launching a youth center? And they say, absolutely, yes, that's our priority. Is that how they started? Is this how visions are meant to be created? Is this how we are meant to be working?
This is not the way of the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam never imitated people. He never wanted to follow people who had a clear path, and a clear vision towards which he was working towards every single moment of his life. But others assistant who said, if we have no clear plan, of where we want to go by a lion is the same as someone getting into the car. And people ask him, where do you want to go? And the driver says, But Allah had the faintest idea.
So why are you driving them? Why are you driving the car when you don't know where you want to go.
And this is a state of the vast majority of the Muslims today. The state of the vast majority Muslim today is that they get into the car and they drive, but not looking forward. They drive once looking into the rearview mirror. That's all they look at the look into the rearview mirror all the time. And eventually, of course, someone who drives only concentrating on the past. By the rearview mirror, I mean the past, concentrating on what you had done before, and not what you want to do in the future, you eventually end up having an accident.
We do not have a good plan for good health. That in itself is a good plan for bad health.
If we always do what we've always done, we will always get what we always got. In fact, Albert Einstein said in an amazing statement, he said the definition of insanity.
He said the definition of insanity is to do the same thing.
In the same way, and expect different results. And this is precisely what the oma is doing today. We do the same thing in the same way and expect different results.
We are only here today, because we did not plan any better. The only way today, because we did not have a better vision. We only admit today because we tend to be here today. And the only way we plan to be here today because we did not plan any better. Have we planned better by Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala, Allah subhanho wa Taala, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful, would have taken us to a far better situation than it is today. I asked you this important question. And I and I, and I asked you to pay attention to this point. If you have no vision for the life, if you as all the students have this beautiful University, have no vision for your life, then guess what, someone else has a
vision for your life. So as everybody knows what you should be doing.
The government knows what you should be doing.
Your enemies notice has a vision for you.
The vision for you. And your family has a vision for you.
Okay, the whole point is, if you don't know when you want to go, someone else already does. And someone else is already pushing you towards that. You know how many students come to me and asked me this question, whether
I feel like I really want to study slab. But then my mom wants me to do engineering. And then by the way, I need to get married, what should I be doing engineering on snap on marriage?
You know what the answer?
My answer is not the typical answer. My answer is very simple. How should I know the answer to this? You should know the answer to this even before you asked me this question. Because the whole problem is that you don't know what you want to do. When you want to go read you want your life to end up. What do you want to achieve with your life? When you're unclear about this question about insistence now, that is precisely why why we end up in no man's land where we end up in doing something that we don't want to do. A few days ago I was in Dubai and I asked about
Wasn't a Medical College of about 300 students of medicine, all studying to be doctors and ask them the simple question. And I asked you all the simple question again,
which data is processed on?
Mondays? Mondays? Right? Hands up? How many of you love Mondays? We love
the first day of class.
In our audience, they should just look
up people actually love what they're doing.
This is your life.
This is what you should be doing with your life. But this is precisely the vision
to jump in last
The best day of the week was Friday.
Why is that the case? Because we all have to come to school.
You understand? This is not just a joke. This is reality. It's true. If we really did what we always should be doing with our heart and our soul and our life.
We would love to do this work.
You get engrossed in it. When you do it, you love you this track of time when they do what you should be doing, which have been created to do but alive was saying yesterday, he lost track of time. Frequently my wife will tell me, you told me you come back in two hours.
When I go to mercy mission,
because this is my life, this is my life. This is my life because I lose track of time. I have sleepless nights, not because of that because of pure passion of love for it.
Many of us dread sleepless nights, simply because by law, we're doing something we don't really want to do.
How many of us are living someone else's dream? Someone else's vision? Why don't we leave our own vision and our own dream
systems instead? The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said an authentic ad. He said Sharon Lima fulica
This changed my life. This
is he said Maria Southern Lima Haleakala. Everyone is held for the purpose that they have been created for.
Everyone is held for the purpose of being created for Allah subhanho wa Taala has a specific purpose, why He created you a lot has a specific purpose why He created you? Yes, in general, we
all know that. However, Allah subhanho wa Taala has a specific purpose why He created us.
He created us for a specific reason. Why you in this body, as a human being, as a male in the 21st century, live in Malaysia to the standard one, there must be an answer to this question.
doesn't create anything playfully in jest. He has a beautiful purpose behind each one of us. He created each one of us with a clear reason.
Have you thought about why
have you thought about what you should be doing in this dinner before you die? Do you know from life experience, you can ask anyone. When someone does what they should be doing with their life. But Allah Allah comes to them. And Money Follows wherever they are. Money Follows wherever they are.
To tell us to do what your loved one will follow. Your money will follow money is subservient to us. We are not subservient to x. We don't have to do anything for money man will follow us if we follow our passion and a purpose to what loss of power without approval.
And Allah created every single Sahaba for a different cause. He created
as a peace and a mercy and as a preserver of the secrets of the Prophet.
He created to transmit the signal Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam to us. He created an hour to leave the old man. He could have a broker to be at mercy upon his owner. He claimed to be the greatest general this almost ever seen.
Every one of us
has a clear purpose of which Allah has created us to what is the reason you have been created? When you sit down in this dunya to fulfill? You must answer this question before it is too late. But the sisters in Islam, do you know why we fail? We fail each one of us to follow our purpose and our vision in life. Do you know why?
It's simple. There's something called fear. We are far too afraid. We're afraid
that if we follow our passion, money will not come to us.
That we follow our passion and a dream, then
who is going to pay for the bills? Who's gonna pay for my rent, who's gonna pay for my school? Have my kids screens who's gonna pay for the car?
is the greatest, greatest tragedy of this moment. The greatest emotion of brothers and sisters that stops us from doing what we should be doing with our lives is fear. Because we are far too afraid. We're far too afraid anything. So we said no. The first thing that comes to mind is no. The first thing that comes to your mind is to belittle someone who wants to do something. They are the greatest problem most the Muslims is this thing called the tall poppy syndrome. syndrome is
an Australian, Australian saying we say Australian, the tall poppy syndrome is imagine all of these puppies, puppies, meaningless, beautiful, new fresh flowers
are beautiful flowers, huge, beautiful flowers.
Really bad and one that sticks out.
But whatever. It just grows faster than others. What do you feel like doing? chopping?
chopping that off?
To say we don't want any one of them to stick up. And this is the tall poppy syndrome in Muslims in states. We don't want to accept too much
How are you going to leave your work and start a business and then do this
studies and do what
this country and go somewhere else and set up your life somewhere else because the passion is to do this and bow and whatever else.
I was told
to say precisely, the tall poppy syndrome, no one. No one. People do not like people to stand out. People don't want others to excel. And unfortunately, this is what stops most of us. The vast majority of us, February anything extraordinary. That is why we say our kids have to go through the classical schools and the finished children. And then have a degree. And then after that, get a job and then find the girl and the great married and the nice
job and then find another nice car on Honda Odyssey or something. And then
this is the Muslim dream, right? This is this is our dream
is this the religion.
It's not to pray and fast and go to sleep is not the religion.
This is a religion that our enemies want for us. This is a religion that the enemy will work for us. Our religion is to pray and fast and to spend our life for the cause of this religion for the day.
Until the day we die.
This is the vision of
the vision our services allow
us to leave behind the people that were visionaries, and was precisely what he did. He left behind the Sahara that spread faster than anything else. The only thing that spread faster than Islam were the Mongols who will say that they did it also by proclaiming Islam apparently. But that was a system slap. Nothing in this world. Nothing in this world can give you clarity in your life before you pass away.
Listen to what I'm saying today about this point of having a vision for your life. If you're feeling
if you're feeling like you're endlessly pursuing something you don't really love. If you're feeling that you're doing something with your life, that alone has very little meaning. If you feel
the courage to break muscles and come back to the vision of Muhammad.
Allah lots of panels in tells us to have great vision. He told us about the people have great vision. He tells us about them again.
To be like the greatest of the heroes of
the prophets, and some of them also totally authentic, to also have the highest of visions and highest aspirations in
the process of
If you ask the gentleman
interrupting me in this in this
for is the highest part of agenda and the most middle part agenda?
Why would we have a vision should we aspire the highest? Because this is precisely what Allah subhanho wa Taala wants from us
centric Hadith, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has never ever told us to seek to seek anything except the best of it. In fact, a man came to the process
I want to ask you for something.
He said, I asked you
not to be your companion in general, what did the Prophet say? That's too high,
To say, Hello.
wanted each and every one of us to aspire greatness.
In fact, this offer was made for this
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others, he said, You are the best solutions made to lead other nations. So we have been made to lead other nations we have been made to show them the path
to show others how to read this thing. And this life. In the verses Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us
first it says about gender and how beautiful gender is and how vast
this paradise let the competitors compete. What does it mean? It means Aspire the highest agenda, the greatest of the hereafter aspire to be the best that you can ever achieve in this demo.
Mercy on a man who knows his limits. This is the worst translation I've ever found of the
classical for translation translations. This is one of those classical poor translation translations. But the big news was a translation is how this happens is misunderstood.
limits that are talking about a life talking about the amazing amount of his limits the greatness of his abilities. This is what he was talking about. a factor Sahaba understood this verse to mean that
the proper translation of this hadith is Allah have mercy on the individual who knows the greatness of his limits, and so excels and he continues to do more and more and more.
This verse, Allah has mercy on not the person who knows.
Too much, I could only look up to one person and one person, and I will pray and fast and that's enough for me.
For lack of activity
inside of ourselves, and we say it's all covered.
It's not covered at all to this hour in activity. Do you know
a great poet in Pakistan, who was very sacred and then became very religious towards end of his life and your beautiful poetry about your beautiful poetry about the slab? he said.
I wish I could call it an oboe because it was so beautiful.
The people listen to this. This is amazing. It should be written in gold. And anything that allows you to listen to it and post it up here on the walls of this university. Listen to this statement of Atlantic that he said that may
And women who lack a purpose and a vision in their life, then they make
it this way, or this way, or that way, right there.
But the main purpose and the main vision, and the women have purpose and women have vision, they are
Now ask yourself are you
know what to do. So this way, the circumstances efficient that way we go that way you struggle against it, you struggle to follow a vision that you have, if you do,
that Allah subhanho wa Taala will give you the vision that you've chosen for your life. If you don't love, what's going to end up happening is that you will follow someone else's vision. And
today, it's not because of your own vision, then because the vision of someone else that has the vision for you
liberate ourselves from being those people who do not have a vision for your life. But become those people that have a clear vision for your life. Do you know what's going to end up happening in Division?
You know what's happening, but you really have to realize
that happening is you're going to become a person who misunderstands the difference between distance and displacement.
What is distance and what is displacement? displacement is the is the amount of distance that a object has moved from one position to another. So if for example,
these two things,
okay, the amount of distance that separates the two is called displacement. Does that make sense? But two things about space. Now imagine this item.
This thing is when I first moved up to up to here,
and then suddenly by some grace from Allah, Allah bless him as an angel.
Okay, so the distance traveled is a lot, isn't it? But the displacement is very simple. Yes. So for
example, a taxi driver travels a lot, we have a huge distance covered every day, 200 kilometres 11 kilometers. That is displacement, zero. Why, because it comes back to the same spot and started in the morning.
his car goes all the way
up and back, then comes home. And displacement is zero, but it's distance that is traveled through and the kilometers.
So to achieve something in our life, is distance and displacement.
displacement, we have to go through a
is displacement that is important distance. How many of us convinced ourselves by saying we've traveled so much we've done so much.
We convinced ourselves of distance rather than displacement. And that is the great deception.
So they end up happening to all of you, when you see
your life, you're gonna see that
you're just gonna see that
Oh my God, look at that organizational
system so much.
We're gonna go from here.
If you increase that, all the way to the became one,
that amount of time and space and distance and money
that could have taken you towards a huge Father, Father, Father, displacement we could ever imagine.
And this is precisely what happens when you have a clear vision. When you have a clear vision, you can achieve a lot more with a lot less resources, achieve a lot more with the limited time you have
In this room, you can achieve a lot better with limited money that you have in your pocket, you can achieve a lot more from the little life that you have in this world. So
my sincere, honest request to all of you, is to remember that our purpose of service was a great man, what because only 100,000 accepted Islam and his ads that you look at today.
And more people accepting Islam at his hands
at the time
how many people now to hedge to religion? So if you looked at and said, what was the outcome? How much as a
result was over 100,000
now the kings and queens of Saudi Arabia,
that the kings and queens are better than as soon as
a person is never ever judge achievement in life, a person must be judged for what they want to achieve with their life. And this is why
he says this statement.
This is the true value of human beings. What did he say? He said the general
much, they say the value of every human being isn't
the people showed up in the past to set
the bar for somebody.
what the heck is going on
in the future,
whereas the special people, the people have true knowledge and
they say the value
isn't what they want to achieve with the life.
How much value do you have in your life?
Ask yourself this question. And the answer is, how great the vision will be for what you want to achieve with your life.
The vision is
difficult. Talking about a vision is very difficult.
Actually, because what you're telling someone is
stuck with your job.
For a different course to that to this change, country, perhaps change. Change your path, change your profession, especially
the one thing
you want to do in your life, whatever you want to do in your life, before two incomes knowledge.
That is what we're all here today. You are all students have some knowledge
and knowledge is from Allah subhanho wa Taala It is Allah was taught us how to read and write is a Russia China with iraq who taught us knowledge is Allah subhana wa tada decreed the knowledge, the the means of saving this oma and saving humanity. In fact, when Allah subhanho wa Taala created
the angels came to Allah says, he had made use
of demand, are we going to put on this earth or not some Croatia is going to Spain.
unless I, I know that
I have a divine plan. So what does divine plan
he taught Adam the maze, all things
that Allah gave Adam,
from the knowledge that all
the knowledge which only has knowledge was the divine strategy for saving humanity, the divine strategy for saving humanity from destroying ourselves.
If we become knowledgeable, if we have knowledge of Islam, firstly, and then thereafter, all the other branches of governments then allow will save humanity from us, destroy us.
So March is the means for us.
I think you are all students of knowledge in the sector with other parts in your life you choose whatever part it is.
Before you act, knowledge must be the most important thing that you focus on. So I thought I would dedicate this session to motivate all of you about gaining knowledge.
Each and every one of us as us Allah subhanaw taala websites, each and every single one of us here is us.
That allows us, we assume when we make
October, when we pray that a lesson
is actually accepted, our prayers were assumed to have accepted
the reality of the situation is, that's all true
to the situation is that there is no real proof that Allah loves us except one proof, there is no real proof that allows us except one proof and one could own
that proof, man.
Therefore, whoever does not want good for Allah does not give the religion the necessary opposite is also true. The necessary opposite is also true
of religion. So ask yourself this question. Ask yourself this question. Have you been increasing Islamic knowledge every single day? If you have, then that was a very rich, a lot of good for him. He did not increase the knowledge that that was a very rich, a lot did not want good for you.
Good for this little boy.
This religion of a surety must want some good.
And that is what we're doing with opportunity to come here today. And learn and hear about some of the words Allah has said as some of the words and the wisdom of the prophets. And listen, you must have a good
chance to go read this one you can guarantee
for something somebody that has
something else that you've done,
for which Allah is now giving you an opportunity to learn about how would you
not share his knowledge with those people who are bad, allowed, only sharing his knowledge with those people that want to do good. So my brothers and sisters not rejoice in the fact that I'm not what's good for you all. But let me tell you about the stories of the past of the great scholars of the past. So they you know, motivate yourself.
Because each each path that you choose for your life, whichever path you choose for your
knowledge is an essential part of how you can get there.
this great man, a setup
was a great Hanafi scholar
was unfortunately imprisoned in the bottom of a row for 12 years of his life. And we related a book and he was imprisoned the bottom row
was a very bad man at that time. So
given a photographer is against the judgment of the police at that time,
in prison when in the bottom of the world as a 12 year old boy, it was 10 years. But what was so great was the passion was so amazing.
From knowledge that our from the bottom of the barrel, used to recite
and risk any students write it down. And they all compiled it into 23 volumes
23 volumes and the book was known as a man suit. And I remember when I was a student in the University of Abuja, in my third year when I had to do a research on a particular book and take a section and try and correct it for any mistakes. I used to read.
The book that I was I was allocated to what I used to read the book and observe after every section, he would say and this has been related by our setup so the man who has been imprisoned in
look at the passion and the dedication of our scholars who slept. Amazing, amazing
this great scholar slab
in history CS alum,
libera, that a beautiful young boy who was at the age of about 15, or 1617, I'm sorry, 17 year old teenager, who was a very
in his youth, he came to
serve in America.
Magnets at that time, he said,
So the boy was 17 years old, right and have
many students student in America and hugged him and kissed him. I said, Oh, my father, I will say,
especially illegitimate child, it's very long
ago, I made up my mind that I was going to be in bondage. And I was married at that time. And I have children. And I found that I was pregnant. So I gave my wife a choice, either come with me to Medina, or reverse you, or you stay here and deliver the child a new look after the child. So she chose the last option
that could not go back and see my son.
Why? Because he was so
hungry, we not come today. Are we not this proud, because of what these giants have done.
When you tell you about what the scholars have said regarding how far they travel, in search of knowledge, that being said, I tried it for 40 years of my life. 5000 miles effect on my feet in search of knowledge.
He said I circled the earth, the earth at that time I circled
in search of knowledge.
seeking knowledge. How far do you plan to seek knowledge? How far do you plan to travel seeking knowledge?
What is the greatest happiness that we get my brothers and sisters well? Is it money or a test? Or is it knowledge? Let me tell you the example of a massive
amount of mesothelioma. 19 children 19 children, it was reported that he was a very poor man. So in one of the one of the times of the night before, this is the evil fifth of time. And tomorrow is
so unless it
goes back home, his wife tells him
was so called the Shakespearean husbands by
the average man, of course.
We have no money. And
children need something new, something that leads to a gift or
a masterpiece as well.
Does he do? He is so absorbed in his books, that he goes back to his books. And he studied by
he comes out of his house. He does when he comes out of his house
and its children
struggling for the last 20 years.
about knowledge. This is how
knowledge is the most precious thing. It was reported that
he turned towards
the other students the great student of
And he said
what was the statement of
stones? Tell me three generals tell me
which one was a better one. I
need to I just need to be clear on this problem.
Our scholars were tremendously focus on marriage.
They love marriage so much. It was reported that
he used to memorize 200,000
and you read to Abdullah, who was the son of
and he said,
I read your father 10 million Javi. And I heard your father cite to me from his memory
people amazing people with knowledge. And then some people have knowledge so that
we are on our scholars
The greatest miracle that gave us was not without a book to read, the first word that was revealed was the crux of
the greatest miracle the book
managed, it was nothing else
recite to you, and I tell you, what some of the other great scholars
did regarding knowledge
cause a great student
that I sat with for 20 years, not missing a single class I sat with
for 20 years seeking knowledge in the class.
The journey said that I sat with a person for seven years not missing a single day, not even the day he
would sit with my teacher every single day gain knowledge
even missing a single benefit. It was reported that in America for 36 years, every single day of the
house, I will seek knowledge until
every single day
sources have passed away How did you become bad?
How did you become a
foster parent? He said
logical mind. They will say that I used to, I used to wait outside the houses are the greatest of the Sahaba at the depths of the night.
At two o'clock 2am 3am in the morning, I will wait outside the house waiting for the instant winter break up and come out of the house to make room for this magic prayer. And I will catch you
this is how
I remember I
used to call us should
he call me once a 2am in the morning.
He called me at 2am in the morning.
And I answered the phone in a very sleepy voice because I was I was asleep at that time.
Logical people asleep at that time, right? It's okay to sleep at bedtime
unless you're depressed.
And I answered him in very simple ways. What did he say?
He told me Are you asleep?
I still remember.
a student of knowledge to sleep at this time of the night. You should either be setting or praying. And then he kept the phone down.
I still remember to this day
to this day.
Because knowledge is the most precious thing has given us knowledge is the most precious thing that has given us man.
then he who seeks a path to knowledge allow us to make this path agenda easy for him. The dangerous humble winds around the student of knowledge, in happiness with what I learned, and will be every single thing in the oceans. along this path until either the fish in the oceans, they go out to a rock, for those people who teach people good. And the student
the scholars have inherited the Prophets, and the prophets did not leave behind.
They left behind knowledge. So whoever takes it takes a huge treasure.
This authentic honey
in Abu Dhabi, this is the reason why we seek knowledge. So that we become from the people that last last
year has been cursed. It has been cursed, except for the remembrance of Allah and the teacher of the teacher good knowledge and the student of knowledge. So be either one of the two people the teacher abused or
otherwise you're cursed at every single tool was built as curves and this is a political society. Others
how do we seek knowledge? Where can we do to seek knowledge?
Some of us may be really intelligent people that was reported about
that he could read
volumes between acid and
volumes in acid and
Scholars can also read four volumes but not too
much, which is not back to
about three 400 pages.
speed reading still difficult.
And this is the reading it was pondering and thinking absorbing and remember. So it's amazing
talk us through Why is it called plus three? Because we are taught classes when we're sitting with Master teaching and with three other learners growing between this house as mister
mister I remember my friend the university used to be a recycler
in his class
he used to say shut
up used to ask us to not waste time so much so that even when he went to the bathroom used to make us read from top to bottom
he said he was on the toilet and I used to read from top to bottom
so that we wouldn't waste that time.
Even the toilet type at least is hearing something
there's nothing wrong with hearing right when you're in the bathroom.
Can you imagine?
People highness aspiration garbage.
Amazing, truly amazing.
So therefore, the ultimate question is how do we gain knowledge, whatever knowledge it is, by a very simple principle and a very simple point. And that is the point of
it is working on
it our college in university of Medina, seven watts in the College of Hackney, you will find a plaster over I read it so many times. It's crazy. And so became a factory
setting 37 A, B, C and D.
You cannot ever bring knowledge except by six things. I will explain them to you in detail. So what are the six things?
was so bad.
He said Well,
mid 60s? What are the six things by which every single one of us and take this as our lesson for today?
What are the six things
We all need to equip ourselves so that we can go back and gain knowledge properly for the rest of our lives.
What are the six things? First is the intelligence? Are you intelligent? Of course you are.
You finished your high school, obviously intelligent people you are, the better.
The other people that cannot go to university better than them academically intelligence wise.
And you prevent that by you actually do today
is not simply the intelligence, that many people with lots of different types of intelligence means is that you spend those times when you are intelligent, in the presence of mind, a sharpness of your mind, to study knowledge at that time.
At 10pm, at night, when we were drowsy
to sleep, that is not the time to pick up a bottle and
Go back to sleep
at the time,
time to make
something, buy some stories and whatever else. That's not the time to
buy when you have the full intelligence with you. Does that make sense? And that's what chapter Engler means by
first intelligence which is, instead of time building knowledge with the most attentive mind, and also the more sharper meaning
rather than when you become older. So because because we become
difficult, my can't concentrate, it's difficult to gain knowledge. I'm already feeling it now.
Concentrate these days.
Absolutely. And so this is the time to gain knowledge.
This is the time to get books. This is the time to gain knowledge or to
Yes, what is his absolute dedication and focus?
Students, this is a time to study.
If you have a vision, and you know what you want to do with your life, then there's two reasons you should be here today this university study whatever we're studying.
Okay, I think I'm asked
Say I'm the greatest accountant gotta be accounting for your sake, so that I can correct the books of every single person out there.
this is efficient, by the way.
Okay, the answer
is not efficient. So the point I'm trying to make is what you bring down should either be your vision, or should be the tool to achieve the vision.
The vision, right? for the vast majority of us probably is the tool. Okay, for the vast majority of us probably is the tool. Let me give an example.
That was my vision. That's my passion. That's my purpose. That's everything about me. But
because medicine was a tool that means how is it a tool of means because in general, people think about status because a medical doctor
open up because of a medical doctor.
By the medical doctor trauma patients when I've given them medicine, if I tell them also,
of course, because doctors are given that status in society.
So for me, it's a tool.
So should I be studying very soon as well of course because I need to be able to achieve my vision. So just because
it might be a means
achieving your vision. Does that make sense? Because we all need that as well. And that is why my advice to you is to not leave what you're doing, you could still make it a goal to achieve your vision.
Be clear in your mind that this is your vision of your life.
ICT, for example, the better we mentioned, there was the ICT
ICT what you want to do with your life, you want to have the minister through ICT or to be the best ICT guy, ICT guru out there. Find perhaps a solution.
It might be the vision, but there is a nice route you want to have
the means to which you want to achieve your vision, which might be through something else. And this is how you get to see all of these things. So what is what is known as me, meaning you have to focus on knowledge, you can't do too many things at the same time.
You can't multitask multitasking.
multitasking is a myth the devil exists. Our human minds are not programmed to think like that.
When they try to multitask,
they struggle and that's why this they're stressed. Because I wouldn't mind a need to think in parallel in the in the modern parallel.
And the corpus callosum of human, our sister wrapped up within the corpus callosum of May, what is the corpus callosum
in your body that allows multitasking, systems are able to do so
even though they seem to be able to do it better. Still, human beings a bad way to do that.
And if you focus on it, then we excel in it, if we don't focus. So if you want to be
an investment to be a good student, because
then you must focus and second advice is focus. The third advice is
hard work. You cannot gain knowledge without hard work. Hard work is getting knowledge exams,
to exams anymore.
Has anyone ever set for medical final exams, that is the medical doctors
and medical students here now, and you have no idea what I'm talking about.
Medical final exams are the most disastrous things humans ever created to torture.
disastrous how you can do that
our classes, our live classes after university classes used to start after after time
after the Corona,
and then going for classes until a time and we kind of want to study for two hours have been having fun with your family and going to sleep with your professor and
university and then re listening coming back at one o'clock. And then spending time with your wife
to 230 going to sleep for 330 and then going up again. The whole cycle again, day for six months is tough. like
yeah, it's tough. On average, I would spend approximately 12 hours to 14 hours every day.
the only university studies is just some some sample stuff really have to study at the feet of the scholars outside the university. That's where the real knowledge is. And that was tough. And that's why knowledge cannot be the bed of roses. You must struggle hard. It is difficult. It's hard work. But you must put in the hard work. It is just part and parcel of gaining knowledge. Then the fourth advice What did he say? First he said the car intelligence. They said his focus is to hard hard work. And then he said
have to pay for this whole someone's having to pay for the rights of electricity.
So you can now earn money. So obviously you're spending money wants to work in order to go back and eat food that needs money. Your books that you study that was money, university things with money
in your house.
House that means money
about money. That's fallacy. That's a false idea. You need money, and you need more money.
So you always have to set aside money, you're gonna always have to budget for global knowledge, knowledge, American free. And that's why most people don't get knowledge these days because this Islamic knowledge is free.
Money for this.
Everything requires money. Everything requires our scholars that needs to buy prints, a surprise,
he used to every time he depends, he would come over a part of his roof, and go and sell it as scrap metal,
which was measured at that time would cut open.
money to gain knowledge.
Otherwise, you cannot ever gain knowledge. So don't be foolish and think I don't need money. Money is an essential part of gaining knowledge, they should spend it to get the best knowledge and the best education can
continue and said.
The fifth verse says long companionship of a teacher,
you need to teach them. You can't be you can't be known for books and tapes. You can't ignore typical websites, you need a teacher to teach you knowledge. You need a teacher to teach you knowledge. By law, what are our teacher, what are professors in Medina, sometimes would equal 200 hours of reading a book.
Sometimes that doesn't spell the more sexualized, it becomes, the more you need a teacher, the more special becomes the value of a teacher you feel.
In medicine needs to find if I miss a class, the term cardiology or the kid Marcado syndrome, one class that I missed, you take me at least 20 hours of reading to just get the same knowledge that the teacher had given in class. So you need a teacher?
How many times Am I reading and perhaps I'm a killer patient. Because I'm just treating the patient based on the book.
You can't do that. You have to learn from a teacher. So a teacher is really critical. Seek out the best places to learn. The best professors are secretly the best teachers are find the best teachers. Those are those who love teaching. And not every single person of knowledge is a good teacher. I used to prefer those teachers that had less knowledge but could teach better. Because the more time they could answer the questions more, and they could give me what I needed.
And sometimes people who are more knowledgeable, had less knowledge. And when I sat with him, Allah concluded, and he said, the last and final six things thing that you need to do knowledge was to lose a man
long time to gain knowledge. You can't the knowledge in just one day, or one lecture or one year, it needs a long duration.
He said one of his classes in our in our University. He said, I used to tell my students that you need about two years to master
a new semester for
years years of knowledge to build knowledge about the most basic foods. And staking is very, very true.
If you give all of yourself to knowledge on some of it comes to you.
And this is really important. So let's
do these six things again, whatever. And we will the six points I want you to take take back from this entire life there's nothing else you do to take back this What is it? What is it?
is now also intelligence. Okay? And when your mind is sharp, and the tourists focus, you got to focus. You have to focus don't try and do too many things now. Don't try to die without
to come back from Medina.
I'm going back to Australia kind of give a lecture on
history know why?
focus on knowledge
and doing too many things.
So the first few years to do any talks is only the last two words that actually started to do lectures. It's very important to realize Don't try to do too much focus on
Put your time and effort and your money and your heart and soul into being stylish. Be the best that you can. And remember, this knowledge is so alive and every knowledge for every knowledge into levels.
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Money, money, find sources of money, so you can fund your education, buy better books, buy,
go to a place where they're better teachers. Number five, what is it?
Finally, a good teacher, a good place to study, extremely important. And the last advice is
duration of study, you've got to study for a long duration of time, not just here, not just
to open up your minds and give you great visions and give you a measure of those people that achieved greatness. I asked them to make this video for people who are people who excel and do excellent things with their lives, and fulfill the dream of
making this the greatest and the best number out there.
To give you an excellence in your life, and to give you grace. So when you come to Allah subhanho wa Taala on the last day, and you're happy in your heart and Allah is happy with you. And you enter Gemini and peace and serenity and bless brothers and sisters who have this beautiful, beautiful event. And Mashallah done a great job that was a good day for the parents and to them to gender hand in hand and other places beautiful University, keep it strong, guided towards towards applying this to help students and to uphold the standard values that it was built upon. Allah subhanho wa Taala help us on an agenda.