Seeking Knowledge

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Bismillah Alhamdulillah Salaam Alaikum Peace be with you. I'm your host. You're watching the deen show when we come back the importance of seeking money, nothing wrong with money. We like money. But we got to get our priorities straight, PhDs, doctorate degrees, master's degrees we should be educated people. But is it at the expense of forsaking the most important treasures, the gems of wisdom, the knowledge of why we've been created? Why are we Why have we been put on this earth, where we go when we die? These are the most important questions, the knowledge that will bring us closer to the one who created us the importance of seeking true authentic knowledge of the Creator

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of the heavens and the earth. And the last and final messengers sent to mankind the problem Hama peace be upon him. His Sunnah.

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And this is what we will be discussing when we come back here in addition, don't go nowhere. This is

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Salam Alaikum Peace be with you shake mama Sally, how are you? How are you, sir? How's it going? All right.

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I'm excited. You're back in the studio. How you been too. Thank you hamdulillah getting old and try to manage what do you what do you bought in your late 30s, early 40s. Now,

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about 60 plus 60 plus, yeah, so you've been accumulating a lot of good deeds and shallow praise, acceptable. Amin, amin, so shake tell us now we have a short amount of time. And the attention span is even shorter for a lot of people. So we try to bring the excitement to the table in a in a healthier way. But we want to get serious to people are seeking knowledge. And as I said earlier, is nothing wrong with seeking knowledge that will make you the best scientist, the best doctor, but should we forsake seeking the knowledge of the Creator of the heavens and earth and our purpose in life and all the wonderful things that he wants us to do talk to us about the importance of seeking

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that kind of knowledge

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from the law salatu salam ala rasulillah as intelligence, human being and Muslims, we have to set our priorities, this is something is very important. And priority is to get to know why you are here. And what is the most important, the source of this knowledge from wherever to get this knowledge,

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if we miss this point, so this is a serious problem. So there is nothing wrong for you to be professional, to be engineering to be

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Bhd all these things is good, because you need to benefit yourself, benefit your society, benefit mankind in general. But in the same time, it is very important as a intelligence human being as Muslims that we set a priority in our life, there is nothing wrong for you to be a professional to be vhdx degree whatever degree, but not to ignore or in the expenses of

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neglecting the knowledge which she connected you to your Creator, and to make to to know about your purpose in this life. And who sees the example that the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him, he's a prophet. He's the one who receives the revelation. But still, in the meantime, Allah subhanaw taala teaching him and calling on him to say, or corrupt visit me and say, Oh, my Lord, increase my knowledge. So what can be more than the Prophet sallallahu Sallam and he's still making supplication you are asking Allah to increase him in knowledge. And this just shows you how important knowledge in Islam. In actuality, this is the foundation you could not erect a building without the foundation

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Foundation, this is the foundation you have to have the knowledge face. So it's there make it the first obligation is to learn and to study to know about Allah Almighty. Is this any kind of coincidence that the first verses that were revealed were ekra of course, because if you're not going to read, if you know about study, if you're not going to learn, you could not guess in Islam doesn't build on guessing and assert

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should it have to be reading, listening, educating yourself across read, but you see Allah subhanaw taala, saying farlam anahola Lola was tougher live in Miami, La La is saying, Chapter of seeking knowledge before saying or action. So before you do anything, you have to have the knowledge about it. Otherwise, you're not going to do it right. And if you're not doing it right, is not going to be accepted from you. So, Islam view knowledge to be the foundation, action comes late. Now many people they'll sit through classes in the college and you know, it's not easy all the time, you got to listen to the professor, maybe he has, you know, a boring monotone way of presenting the class like

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myself, no, you bring you have a very exciting way of doing it. But let's say someone's in class, and they want to get that, that bachelor's, associate's degree, and they'll sit there, you know, discipline themselves dead fat, because they see the end outcomes there. But now, is there something different with seeking the Islamic knowledge and knowledge of you know, your purpose of life and the studying the written word of God? Is this supposed to be exciting and you split or you got to discipline yourself to this also exactly the same, but he sees a problem that we don't if you don't believe in the unseen, you will have a big problem. Because you know, after he gets his bachelor's

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degree, master's degree or PhD degree, whatever degree now you're going to have an office, you're going to have a house, you're going to be making sure that you can see that it touches Yeah, but basically Islam talks about Allah Xena, you know who those who believe in the unseen, there is no agenda going to be given to you after the club. But you got to work towards agenda and it comes after this is a paradise so Exactly. So if you don't have this kind of motivation, you're going to get tired, it is a type of jihad. Yeah. It is a type of jihad struggling, you have to struggle. And we see the Prophet sallallahu Sallam all the Sahaba they did not get it easy. Yeah. Is it can you

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because we, you had a beautiful example You see that? How that office maybe on the 10th floor, you know, you can see the house that you're going to come to can we fantasize because people fantasize what they see on TV can we fantasize about gender because we have all the proof that is the truth. It's true, you understand is nothing wrong, and Islam bill to interview him and tell him Okay, to give you this can encouragement and to give you even in front a lot of description, concerning Jannah paradise Haven, in Quran and Hadith, and enough enough for you as a seeker of knowledge, the Prophet sallahu wa sallam seen was the meaning as well in that manner. ekala todo

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el read on the miasma, in these angels lowers the wings to the seeker of knowledge, because the bleach was what is doing. You're not talking about the red carpet or bodyguards and security and a special aeroplane and reception knows the angels will lower the wins for you as a student of knowledge. So this is something you could not that's a great honor, isn't it? Of course. Wow. Wow. That's amazing. Let's take a break. We'll be right back with more here on the deen show. Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world. And most of the converts are women, not men, they see that the rules of Islam instead of constraining the rule, set them free.

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This is

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your dream home and you've got your dream car, but you're going to get old and things are going to happen to you in your life. And then what have you got at the end of the day, it's an empty dream that has no real Foundation, we are going to die and we're going to meet our Lord and He is going to judge us. It becomes an obligation for each single human being to find out what the Quran is. Islam is telling us to stay away from things which are bad for your person and bad for the society.

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It's killing of innocent human being.

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human life is precious back here on the show. We're talking about the importance of seeking knowledge and like you said, there's no problem here with seeking other knowledge No, of the of the material world so you can be the best car mechanic or engineer. That's not a problem. Yes, you have to do it everybody has to do but the doctor have to learn about Islam. The mechanics have to learn about Islam, the teacher, I have to learn about Islam, because this is our priority. And this is said, Your mannerism, your behavior your discipline is a God is protection for you. How are you going to manage other things, if it's money if it's family, if it's professional, so you need the

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guidance, the guidance of mighty Allah, and this through Accra based Arabic Allah, Allah read what kind of reading is the name of your Lord, the one who had created things which connected to

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It is a creator, because He created you, and he created everything else. So he giving you the guidance, how you conduct your time, your money, your family, he needed. And as a result of this, the Prophet sallallahu Sallam saying was the meeting is mejor de la hubby hieron COVID de whosoever Allah Almighty attains goodness for him, it will give him the understanding in the religion, not the understanding is the elf in the chemistry in the mountains. Fair is the religion because this will give you the friendly relationship and the proper direction, how to utilize everything and how to deal with everything. So you need this knowledge. First. Is it true that when the Muslims, they were

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implementing and learning that the knowledge of their Creator from the verbatim Word of God, the Quran and the Sunnah, they were the leaders in science and math and all these other world leaders science is true. This is true. You read the history, you finally understand the dark ages of America, you understand the Muslims had advanced in Spain, in different places, in chemistry, in science, in medicine in everything, but when the Muslims start the backup from learning and get busy with the worldly thing that was all this material and give it a priority over the knowledge of Islam. That was the last both of them you don't have this? Yeah. Is it true that the last and final

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master sent him back on peace be upon his said that the one who seeks knowledge allow make the path to Jenna to paradise easy for him man, Salah Qatari Konya, Tammy, Sophie and masala la Vittorio legenda. Whenever you take a path to knowledge, Allah will make this equals for you to get closer more to gender, because how are you going to know the way to gender is not experiments is not a dream is not a guessing is revelation? And this is the nourishment of the soul? all these other things is only for the dollar. Okay? Like somebody would say dollar Akbar, yeah, okay. But we need to understand the soul because the soul has the control over everything, your mind your body every

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so you need, like I said, the foundation first, the after the second erect your building, tell us give us some examples of one who just chases the dollar, as opposed to one who's chasing and seeking the knowledge, that knowledge that will bring him closer towards the Creator. It's very, very simple example. Whenever you understand you have some cash you be working and make sure that nobody understand going to get you snatch it from you. So you try to protect the money. But when you have the knowledge, you walk in, feel secure. Because you work in in guidance, and you're not worried that somebody's going to attack you you don't need a brings money truck that we don't need.

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So actually knowledge protection for you. But you are have to provide protection for the money. Yeah, you see, when you have knowledge people seek in you because the knowledge, but when you have the money, people don't care about you, they want your dialogue, you see. So it's a bit different for a person, have a knowledge and person have a money. Look, there's a knowledge understand when you die, this was the end of it. It will help you in your grave. It helped you in September judgment. So knowledge will goes with you even to your grave, you see, does the money go? Of course not. The moment that you die is everything, the Cadillac, or the limousine or whatever it is,

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everything stays there, and you go around the sun was nothing. So people have to understand where to invest their time. This is something very important. And where is the priority is your life. And this life is temporary. And money also is temporary, is when you have it, you're happy but you don't have it. You're not happy? Okay, because it's not in your hand. But knowledge. It will make you happy at any time rich or poor. Why? Because knowledge protect you give you the satisfaction, it feels you that you're not only about material thing about something else spiritually, does it helps you also in the worldly matters like we know it's a nourishment for the soul, but knowledge of the

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verbatim Word of God the Quran and all the other sciences of Islam does this kindness also help you in the worldly matters? Of course, because when you seek knowledge, this is a form of a better form of worshiping Almighty God. So that means you are trying to please God and this is the main thing please your master. Now your master he own everything. So if you're trying to come to please Him, now we can make these things more easier in you. So if a person wise enough he will approach and take this shortcut, okay, which will lead you straight, for ease the dunya and the hereafter for you?

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This role seeking knowledge and learning the deal, the Book of Allah and the authentic son of Rasulullah, sallAllahu. Give us some tips now, okay, for the average Muslim, the average person, let's say he's got so much studying, he got books and books to read. So he can, you know, become that doctor, he can get the PhD, he's got so many books, so many classes, how could that person now if we can give a formula for that person, how they should study how they should, and how much they should implement, I'm sure it's going to be easier for the person who doesn't have that many books. And he doesn't have that much responsibility. We are not asking every Muslim to be a scholar. But we

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ask in every Muslim to be, at least

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learned enough to perform his obligation towards Almighty Allah, you need to master about your ablution, about your purification, about your prayer about your fasting. So there is certain things that you may not need it immediately. As example, let's say that I'm a poor person. I don't need to learn about Zika now, because I don't need I don't have the money to give this a care. All right. I'm not about to get married now. Okay. So it's no need for me immediately now that I learned about rules and regulation of marriage duties and rights. But every Muslim from even five, seven years old, you need to start to practice your prayer when she reaches the age of puberty. Now you are

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obligated to make prayer. So everybody has to learn how to master the prayer. So we say to the average Muslim, at least the five

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basics of the deen you have to try to master them, and especially the things that are necessary immediately. I don't have money to go to MIT harsh. So okay, we can give you a break. You don't have to learn about hedge Now, what about you go learn about Salah. What about go learn about fasting, because he needs this immediately. So you still can be seeking both information for the worldly thing and for the hereafter. You can give time and priority knowing about your career and what he requesting you to do. And in the meantime he still can study to be a professional to be a doctor to be engineer whatever you want some practical things that I see that work for many people so that I

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talked to now in the car when they're in a car does this help say grab a lecture throw out that music that's of no benefit to a lecture exactly put something in there that stimulates your mind but the CD bought something like this, so you can hear it because this is one Allah Allah Allah Allah Allah somehow absorbed Yeah, so Allah subhanaw taala made this fatality or this facility for you is hearing and seeing Okay, the clock the screws that you be grateful. So while they drive in some people's drive every day at least 45 minutes to protect the guy right there's knowledge that you can benefit you can put a lecture and listen to it listen to it while you're going listen to it one time

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only come it is already there you're already you know now you can fit in exactly how about at home now let's turn off all the reality shows and you know the garbage that's on top shows this is this is a big damage for the Muslim boys in time. So it's your time you can you can watch good Islamic something like this as example watch the show the game show for the TVP TV anything that now put it There you go. Let's take a break. And we're gonna be right back with more here on today's show.

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There always be someone that will be there to say something negative, but at the same time there'll be someone there to say something positive also, just hold on to the rope of Allah everything in this universe rely a need for answers don't kill women don't kill children don't kill old people don't attack the civilians. This is what the prophet Mohammed told us

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that the profits are solid never ever start a war against anybody.

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And if we're gonna worship something, I figured I might as well worship the creator instead of any of the creations.

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Now it upon investigating the religions, I remember finding out the meaning of what Islam is what a Muslim is. Those who surrender their self to God is a Muslim. Those who cement that submit to God, God's will that Islam was pure. It was just you just pray to God your Creator.

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I am not afraid.

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I'm not afraid.

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I'm not afraid.

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I am not afraid

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Back here on the dean show, we're talking about the importance of seeking knowledge. Okay, we gave the example of the person now he's overloaded with you know, trying to get that PhD he's got a lot of books to read we gave some examples of you know, on his time out free time he can make that valuable time putting in the CD in the car watching if he takes a break the TV instead of TV put electronics and what about the person now who has free time and he finds himself spending let's say or she's finds herself spending a lot of time gossiping or maybe playing the Xbox you know, a person will spend hours a week should this be cut out and fill that time in with the seeking of knowledge,

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you know, the so called free time that we have should we turn that into valuable time knowledge time is the problem when we did not understand what we eat is this life, this life is a field for you to plant Okay, for the hereafter. So he actually in in every minute is count for you or against you. This what you have to be worried about, because you are nothing except the time if God Almighty had decreed for you to live 60 years, okay? So every second go away, you are lesser of your age, one second, every day goes, now you shortly and you're closer to your grave one day. So we have to start to wake up observes the reality of this life. And we have to try to blend more seeds so we can get

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more food in the hereafter. Otherwise, we're wasting. So time is your capital. And you have to see how you're going to invest in this capital. This is something very important. Is the person the worship or just the person that prays? Is he equivalent to the person that prays and seeks knowledge and then takes that knowledge and not only benefits himself and is fine but benefits the community also? Of course not you understand that a person who only doing something to benefit his own self, okay, but the other person he extended it to others, you see, so now we share it with others as a result of this the Prophet sallallahu Sallam saying hi Europa Manta Allah Koran, why limit the best

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among you, those who learn the Quran and teach it to others. So you have to benefit yourself and benefit others. And this is the best approach. If you want to be among the best. Everybody wants to be this and that and okay, because he knows this is the best. What is best? learning the Quran, teach it to others, benefit yourself and try to benefit others. What's benefited myself and others. What I've seen is not not only are you by seeking this knowledge, you're increasing. This helps you to increase in your email and your face and boats. And is there any knowing that there's no wasted time you reading a book that is talking about your crater and all the wonderful things he wants you

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to do your responsibilities and the other sciences? There's no waste of time for every minute you spend seeking this knowledge? Are you getting rewarded for it? Of course, it's benefiting from this is a form of a better, it's not only when you pray, you're worshiping Allah, seeking Allah and learning the proper way to approach Almighty Allah. This is a form of a bed itself. You're not wasting it. That's a form of worship. Of course, of course. Yes. Amazing. Amazing. Amazing. We're out of time. Thank you again for being with us. As you can see more of your shows at the D show calm you have your own section there and we look forward to inshallah, being back with you, God, thank

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you very much. Thank you.

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And some great advice seeking knowledge is incumbent on every Muslim, male or female. And I'm going to tell you a little secret, not a secret. But maybe if you forgot, if you want to be rich with the Creator of the heavens and earth, gain this knowledge and then share it, share with others.

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share this knowledge, this basic knowledge on what's the purpose of life, you can share. This is very simple. share the knowledge of who the Creator is that he's one and alone worthy of worship, all these basic things that the human beings, they're empty in the soul, many of them they're confused in darkness. And when having the true knowledge, you're in the light, like a person in a dark room, you turned on the light now you can see share this light with humanity. We have the DVDs for Dawa, that you can pick up make copies of them, give them to the non Muslims. The people now that are your neighbors, your colleagues. And make sure to visit us here every week on the deen

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show. Until next time, peace be unto you