Channel: Waleed Basyouni
old press D to align His praise and blessings and peace be upon our Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, his, his family, his companions and his followers until the day of judgment.
First of all, I would like to thank you and especially check him out, for allowed me to take his spot today. And I know that you have to rely looking forward to this class and I was very pleased to know that this class about regular halaqa about the seat, which is one of the best
knowledge that you can ever acquire, because the knowledge will be recognized the virtues of it, by
recognizing the topic that it covers. So the more this topic is related to something valuable, the more this knowledge will be very valuable. And no doubt there is nothing more valuable than Allah Subhana Allah His words, and the book of Allah subhanaw taala, which is a lesson as guidance to all humanity to all humanity. And the best time that you can ever spend, is, it should be and it could be, I couldn't imagine, it can be any better than studying, learning, memorizing, understanding the book of Allah subhana wa Tada. And understanding the meaning of the Quran is way higher level than just memorizing the words of the Quran, way higher level than just memorizing the words of the
Quran, even though both are great deeds, great deeds,
then I became even more pleased, when I get to know that you are studying Deaf CSR to know which is a sort of that the setup used to call it the surah of purification. To the extent Sophia and authority said, Can we morona either surah Yousuf and not to be besotted nor they used to order us like the olders among the scholars, who we studied under, then when we read surah Yusuf, we followed by solar to know, we followed by solar to know because sort of use of thought about love, and the temptation that use of faced by this the woman of Al Aziz, the woman of the king of Egypt, and so on. So, basically, they will follow that with solar to know because it will guarantee that the
person will not be emotionally aroused by solar use, then we left like that, your this is well basically, a sure give kind of assurance that this person's emotion will be under control, the moment you read sort of the new, because sort of, you know, teach you how to have self control over your desires, self control over your senses, and so on and so on. And I believe you're supposed to be talking about how the boss are, which is one of
the points related to the issue I just read right now.
I'm not going to talk about this or to know, but
I would like to just tell you, how important to keep up with this class, and to make sure that you come regularly and other help as well. Because one of the best things that you can spend your time in it, not only studying the book of Allah, but studying the deen of Allah subhana wa tada phaedon Allah azza wa jal cambogia and Navy is all about solidbody celeb yaku
mean Howdy, Timo, Harriet Tubman Abby Sophia are the Allah one. And then the BIA salam wa sallam upon maturity la hora
de studied Mojave, Sophia related that the prophets or Salam said whoever Allah subhanaw taala intended good for him or for her, that they will guide them to have a good understanding in the religion and this, this understanding of the religion, you will not acquire it just by wishes, or by being Muslim, or just because your father is Muslim, or he maybe you came from a Muslim country or even because you use language which is commonly used by Muslims. That's what not going to make your atom. It's not going to make you happy. Even if you are the most righteous person. If you pray day and nights and you fast every day or
Almost in your life, this is not gonna make you a scholar. It's not going to give you knowledge, it might open your heart acquire the knowledge, but the knowledge cannot be so solid, linear or Buhari or Muslim, and hanabusa Salama Khan, in
tandem, as it's reported in a slightly high that the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said, Allah will be acquired by seeking by learning, as simple as that. And
l l masuria. The al
Sharia, as Allah Subhana Allah said, will help yesterday Lady in the Moon, Valentina.
They will never be equal, those who knows, and those who don't, those who worship Allah subhanaw taala based on knowledge and understanding, and those who don't have knowledge, don't have knowledge. You're in love with Latina and Latina,
Latina alladhina amanu when Latina Alton Alma de la jack, Allah Subhana Allah raised the level of the believers and those who have knowledge Allah subhanaw taala will raise them dollar chart, so many other levels higher than what the previous one higher than the previous ones than the previous ones, which is that believer just a believer, but those who have knowledge, Allah subhanaw taala raised them so high and raise the level so high in the den in general, and dunia as well. And in dunia as well. That's why
an acronym, an acronym. Yep. Where the CRO the person of knowledge. He will be always or she will be always remembered as if they are alive.
Like America Moto Z to fuck the shot in when
you said yeah, and the the problem or the true calamity is not by losing money, or losing capitals that you aren't working. But the real problem or the real catastrophe. And task is that you lose a scholar. You're cool to beef up the mountain Kafeel. Yeah, the by losing this colors, a lot of people will be dead not alive by the knowledge that he used to provide for them. That's why their name their legacy remain after them. SubhanAllah they mean after that, as if they are alive. Anyone here has a relative who passed away.
Wow, all of you guys, Mom, Marian Mashallah.
Anybody has a relative who passed away.
Okay, of course anybody was how many how many times that person's names pops up, comes up.
Not so many. And the longer you go in life, the more you forget about that person, his name will not be remembered. And one two generations down, maybe you will not be recognized. But this has never happened to
and that we asked, look at one of your relatives who's still alive. His name come more often. That's right. Because he's alive is somewhere living next to you in the center, his name always comes up, as that's one of the difference between being alive, being dead, for
they are alive even though even though they are dead and alive because their name always mentions always comes up. How many times we hear up over your resume, how many times you hear it just now. I mentioned it two three times.
How many times you hear about the amount of honey ematic a sharpie and emitted Hadith scholar of Hadith the scholar of fit a lot as if they are alive as if they are alive. And that's one of the virtues that Allah Subhana Allah and one of the rays that he raised the level in the studio and in the after that they will be always remembered that they will be always remembered rahima home Allahu
Allah like stars, kala Kala new Joomla sarafa. Allah Subhana Allah created stars for three purposes, three main purposes. Anybody knows what they are?
guidance and the stars guides. While I'm not in what they need me
to do, Allah Subhana Allah said that stars in the sky, guide them in the traveling and this is the role of the scholars, to guide people, to show people the path to show
The way Tomas pinata what else the. Yeah, I need the benefit of the stars.
decoration Allah decorated, basically the sky with them. Allah Subhana Allah to Allah made the stars, Xena, the Santa Xena, it is to beautify the sky. Hello, when you go outside the city, and are away from the light, and you look to the stars, in a clear day, your house is so beautiful. And voila, here they are the beauty of Yeah, and the Islamic history. Do you think these bloody wars, what make our history so good and so bright. And those Yeah, and the ugly days of fitna that took place. When you read in the history of humanity. And we are part of a community as Muslim, you will see a lot of things it doesn't really please your eyes, or please your ear when you read about the
only thing really make you see this generation of Muslims and through the history look so bright, the picture so beautiful when you have an earlier map with you. And you study this, the history of it. And also in the community to power a community. They don't have scholars, they don't have a student of knowledge, who lives among them. For me when I go I travel a lot to so many communities. I can tell it I can tell you straightforward. This community The moment you walk into, that looks dark, it's looked like dead. That doesn't look so bright. But when you walk to a mustard when you have like not one or two or three Mashallah scholars and students of knowledge, they are in the
masjid, they are in the community. This community looks so good.
Our beautified these communities with the existence of the sculpt. What is the role of the stars?
Rudra women, the sharpener. They are region the sharp, the stone the Sharpie, and that's the role of the scholars. They defend the Sharia, they protect the Sharia, they refute the doubts. They refute the doubts that raised by people against the Sharia of Allah Subhana Allah and against the deen of Allah subhanho wa Taala anyway, who is this color? men would
only say this colors, who is this colored? How can you identify
all the scholars? This is just important point before even we go forward, let me tell you how's this gonna work? I'm going to be giving shallot
a small initial thought in the beginning then we'll open the floor shall for questions and answers. But before I go to the main theme of my speech today, which is things I learned from the life of the scholars, I would like to put just a few introductions a few points to set the stage as they say are to lay some foundations and principles who is the scholar many alum who deserve this title is this title defined by age defined by race defined by which language this person speaks. Is it defined by your titles? Is it defined by what exactly how would you define Aladdin?
comes from the word LA
and L L is so white is so wide. But you can classify L L into two main categories. The first one l mushiya. The Islam acknowledge that related to the message that Allah Subhana Allah revealed directly to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and there is another type of knowledge which is not related to the religion related to any other science field. That's why Nabi sallallahu Sallam told the companions and from
in the Bissell salon told his companions, when it comes to the worldly matters, you are more knowledgeable of it than me. In another word, Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam is not a mathematics. He is not a physician. He is not
a person who came with the knowledge of geography or things like this. No. In Nevis, asylum is law. So the law is the one who teach the religion to people, to kill people what Allah Subhana Allah wants them to do, what will take them to gender and what will benefit them and the denier and as well as shallow dad. So the knowledge that we talk about here is not the knowledge of the world.
Live not because we under estimate the value of it. No, because that's not what
I'm here to talk about. I'm not be the qualified person to speak about. But no doubt even the scientists who are other field, their knowledge, make them famous reward is a very new word, position. But here to talk about that with a map that are specialized in Sharia. So the first thing to define this word, Aladdin, so the one who knows the knowledge of the Sharia, let's break this down a little bit into smaller pieces, what is the knowledge of Sharia?
a sin of the prophets. Awesome.
Okay, so, so that's means that this island must be a person who understand alcohol and a sudden is the word understand would be the best word to use, is it equal to the word RM is the word l m, it means knowledge, knowledge, knowledge, give you two indications and I want you to pay attention to this word in an infill in Arabic language, give you two meanings, extra then America extra then the word understanding or knowing
the word knowledge in Arabic language, any Arab person, hear the word knowledge versus the word l versus the word Marika, which is knowing things of the knowledge of it. And I know this in Arabic language, and medica there is a big difference between them and one of the main difference comes in two things in
fish should mean
that you are certain about or certain about, and in an activity.
It means something that you understand very, very well, you should about it. And you are a person who practicing it, practicing you practice upon this knowledge. That's why a lot of never, ever in the Koran, neither Mohammed Salah Salah ever told us a refill law, or modify to law this would never exist.
The word always in Villa. Now. Why? Because it's not just about knowing a lot. It's about having knowledge of Allah and that knowledge with has to be based on certain certainty in the heart and it leads to actions lead to obedience, lead to submission, lead to worship and so on and so on. So that means if this is the case, so Aladdin is the one who understand the Quran and Sunnah very well and
and practice upon this, and practice upon us. That's why when Safina 30 was asked, Who is allowed him, he was asked this question then he said, and manioc shala, from makara, in sha Allah,
that Allah subhana wa tada will be feared, which is action. One of the hearts action by the scholars
is the one with appear to you at because we don't know what's in the heart. We don't know what the secret but appear to you, that is a person act upon what you say is a person try his best to be good. That's why the album will never be given as a title too fast. We didn't call out in a person faster. We call an album. Or like I've been to one of the universities in America, DePaul University, on a soul lot of non Muslims. And this conference has so much knowledge, way, way, way beyond so many Muslim who've been considered educated. They know one of them, for example, read may be fat Halle Berry that you see here, these 13 volt more than 123 times maybe.
And he reads in the Islamic books, he will have library may be bigger than this one. But is this island? No, because that will never lead to action to submission. Yes, out if he knows, but this is not Elementary. So that gives us an indication that allowed him is the one who understand the Quran and the Sunnah very well, very well, and he acts upon that. But do you mind if I go tomorrow? Little bit details. Let's break it down a little bit more. Do you mind? Yes or no? Okay, good. You're awake. said yes. That means your mind
By so you don't mind good understanding outcome? And
how can you understand what
that means? You have to be a person who knows.
Can you can? I wasn't gonna say, Can you guess I said, Can you Arabic?
So that means that this person knows Arabic language. You don't need to be an Arab. But you have to be a person who knows Arabic language. Did you see the point here? So here is not about trace, it's about, you have to be a person who knows the language. And you learn language in a way in the level that allowed you to understand and to analyze the text to analyze the text. So that's one thing. And Arabic language is not only grammar, it's way bigger than that. It's grammar. It's Bulava. It's understanding vocabularies, the structure of the world and so many other things as well. So that person knows what this language means knows what this word means. When he read, we're in the data,
for example, and also
that it is a haiwan. He knows what this means.
It means animals know, it means that love the heroin comes from
him, that you live forever.
Somebody understand what the word means. Understand, for example, in the martial law, meaning
he wouldn't understand this, that a lot of fear that we do not know, it means a man feels a law, somebody understand the language.
Also isn't that means that this person can recognize recognize what is authentic and what's not.
So an iron must be a person capable of knowing the difference between acceptable narrations and unacceptable one. So not a person, just he doesn't know anything in Haiti. I remember once I had a discussion with a person the two year and he
used to pray with me a lot in Asia every day. So he is a person who used to practice a certain practices a lot. And I told him that this headed that you based your practice on is weak because it has so and so. And I stopped talking about the reasons behind the weakness of this headache or why they didn't accept. So in the end of the day, after I spent like, good five, six minutes talking to him, he told me, You exactly I will never forget that. He said to me, You exactly the way you talk to me as if you talk to me to French and French. I don't understand from anything you said.
I said, How come I just explained to you? This guy's mooncup had eaten this guy react with a sippy Shea. I don't understand what all these words means.
So I realized immediately I'm not talking to a person who consider from an L. Because he doesn't understand what makes Hadith acceptable and what is not. It's like the chef, they told him there she had it her wife, Kelly, Ebony nebula.
They told them this is a week heavy. He said that he wouldn't say anything week.
know what, this week? He said it's not he wouldn't say anything weak.
Another person also they told him that
he got a
book called Goodman, anti human Mathura.
produced? So he said, what we talked about movie who produce it with the stars. He doesn't know even the word the simple words. such person cannot be a scholar cannot be considered out. somebody tells you Hey, I'm zero. I don't know anything and how do you know that you're not talking to him? Also, understanding the text, it means that you have the ability to understand what is abrogating and what is not. So no one can come to you today and tells you you know what, I had it as a Muslim. What was it? He said, The Prophet sallallahu alayhi. Salaam uncle Hamza. He was drinking alcohol while he listening to one of the singers. And she said a lot. Very interesting story. And this singer, she
praising the people of the Hamza's family, and she said how generous they are. He was completely drunk. Then he went outside and he couldn't see any
But the camels have added a bit pot, add some camels, he wants to give it as a gift for the wedding of his Yeah, and he for his wedding for him. And he was so proud of these camels. Any Hamza came dunk on he took the camels, one after another, killing them slaughtering them, and basically should go barbecue them, distribute the meat alley, sell the supply, start crying this earlier now also think about this great soldier cry, because the day of his wife was just eaten by a bunch of people like in front of his eyes. On barbequed
he came to the processor lips of the processing came with it. Then Hamza said to him, why you're not your own slave to my father's.
You and you're talking to the Prophet, he took it. So this person reads anything like this. Wow. Sahaba used to drink. So we can party? That's okay. Yeah, no,
it can. He doesn't know that this is obligated. And after this incident, Allah Subhana, Allah revealed the verses, which is says that alcohol is completely forbidden upon Muslim, because before it was only allowed to drink after Asia. Somebody doesn't understand what's abrogated what's not would be confused. Somebody doesn't know what is a special. This is only the Prophet can do not in somebody goes yeah, Let's marry nine woman wives to maybe married nine wives so I can marry nine to know. So the alameen understand what is special cases to the prophets of Allah. What's abrogated in another word, this alum has well rounded in what we call pseudo
pseudo and solid, Hadeeth and solid, and soon Aloha. And that will allow them to understand and analyze the text.
And this area, this area has no maximum to its power.
How deep he can go in each one of these fields, there is no maximum. That's what an N like oceans.
That's why I read a map. There are so many different levels.
Because of this particular fact.
This specifically made that roadmap and saw various levels, the more he knows that will soon the more he knows Hadid The more he knows Arabic language, the more his level goes up high. And the more he is low or medium at his level will be the same. That's why scholar like Abu hanifa Malik Shafi Ahmed, the names became very famous. Why? Because the excel in these areas
versus so many sort of knowledge and their time and their time. So this is something we always keep in mind. That questions?
Do you think age has anything to do with being scholar?
You're mature, 10 years old, 15 years old.
But like what age you can call it, there is any age group like
what I thought, I'm not trying to say.
It's the same concept. The more you are so deep and acquire some knowledge in this area, the more higher level of knowledge you
became. That's why and the more you live, the more you spend time and learning, the more your level goes high. That's why the LMS said, when it comes to issues, contemporary issues with STI hot issues related to the public issue persist in experience. You go to the olders. You go to the olders among the scholars, because they acquire so much over the course of the years. So the age, whoever said yes or no, they're both correct. But definitely, definitely you can be a scholar while you're so young. While you're so young. That's why you will see somebody like a bass, a teenager, was seen in Mecca, was seen in Mecca, while Abdul Rahman is one of the
one of the senior one of the subject in a worry.
One of the earliest Muslims. One of the
Because we say, Okay, he's studying under a bit of bass, reading the Quran to be a bass, bass listening to him.
And you see young men, young men, like more I've been Jebel Ali Allah.
Muhammad never became Muslim when he was, what, 18 years old.
And he died when he was 32 years old. That's the most generous at any age I can give him. Otherwise, so many said he died when he's 29 years old.
Okay, let's say 32 years old, very young.
And with this facility, Mr. Thomas about
is the most normal person Hello, hello. And then Mr. tirmidhi, Anil.
Muslim men, how do you feel?
And which is? Also the process of them said, Yes. Yep.
That's why when our office Parag Rafi, the column in
the amount of skulls, the prophet said, in the Day of Judgment, he comes ahead of every scholars
ahead of every sculpt.
So age does not prevent the person from being a scholar. But age is not enough. Being old does not make you automatically a chef.
Not everyone grow white beer, he became a chef. That's right. Not everyone were a third, or a schmuck, or a turban, he became a chef. Not every person who would, for example, get a title became a chef, or even a chef, but not scholar.
Remember, the sense scholar. So the scholar can be only identified by what I just said, by the knowledge of the Sharia that they have today.
Also by the righteousness, but the righteousness. As I said earlier, by, as this has been said, it's important to keep reminding you about the level of the scholars, because a lot of people expect all the scholars to be like one chunkier all of them the same. And that's not true. I have seen so many communities, the under estimate the role and the importance of the student of knowledge that they live among them, because they're always thinking about Abu hanifa kind of people to come to them are shocked. If he is not in the level of that chair
is not at him. That's not true. He might be added but he his level is so low. He's a student of knowledge, he's still in the beginning of his year any
way to to that scholarly level inshallah God. But one thing I also would like to mention are two things related to this one. titles. A lot of people, they sometimes recognize people as odd and all the take them this quality from them by the title that they take, give you example, one person one at one time, one person told me, oh, anyone worked for government is not sure.
This is a scholar
kita brush them all together. This is a way to recognize and
know, among men who work for the for government, who didn't. That's not how you identify his animal, not
somebody's first name, for example. So since he has this title, he became added. That's not true. So you can be given the title for a political reason. Not because if you're not because of you, and, and so forth. So remember that don't take the title from someone, or to give it some because of political reasons. Leave politics outside this game. It's only based on the end amount of em and as I said, that any the practice of this person is faster or not.
One more important point, which is the second point I mentioned earlier, I want to mention it before you go to the next part of our speech today.
Yes, are very important, have very high levels, in our community in our heart, the Muslim Ummah need them tremendous. But it's a big mistake to think that they are the only one can make this survive, or they are the only one that needs them the most. No, there is a lot of other people play great roles in
Dena last panel to add in supporting the analyzer job, even though they're not qualified to take the title of scholars are not specialists in knowledge, but they are they they are to act in
the code people to the data analyst credit ad, they are given to Joomla they giving calipers they given speech, they may be defend a slot, they may be giving debate on behalf of slap, and the not necessarily that they need to be scholars, they do need to be scholars, but they need to have knowledge of what they talk about. They need to have knowledge of the hope of the gift. But I cannot wait until a scholar comes only to give the hope. Or a scholar only to lead the prayer or a scholar only to give doubt to the youth or the scholars only to give a class or a help of in the masjid. No, that's absolutely some people, they think the only one who can do all this is that with a map, which
is not true. That's not the case, ever. I don't know the map can do so many of this stuff. But also a draft and without a fee. Educated Muslim, that basically the drought in the last panel data, the half of it on the good hoppy do movie in this area, sometimes better than some skulls.
debating talking in the language of the people can do even better than this color. But what is important for us as a community to recognize that us as a community, we need all of them. But we don't mix roles. Yes, sometimes somebody Mashallah very good copy, he gives excellent copy, move the art, people immediately think that he or she left, somebody leave the prayer. He lit the prayer, his beautiful voice, you have local art, it doesn't mean he's nifty. It doesn't mean he's a scholar. That's not necessarily the case, somebody has a hand up or teach a class or give a great lecture, or debate, for example, non Muslims, or debate some,
maybe a group of people, it doesn't make that person, immediately a scholar. But again, you do all this based on knowledge of what you're talking about what you're talking about. The second part of my talk, which is the interesting part, I guess,
it's related to some of the things that I've seen it in the characteristic of the scholars, the way the scholar lived their life, and I believe it has
needed in our community. When I talk about our community, I talk about the Muslim community in the West. In general, I don't have much information about your community, specifically here in Calgary, but I would assume that the case in every community is fairly similar to each others. So
let me share with you some of that lack that characteristic, and the lessons that I personally learned from the life of the scholars that we can all learn from it, because the scholars are not meant only to teach knowledge, but also to teach people
and those the true scholars, not every scholars can reach that level. But those who reach that level are the scholars that cannot be forgotten in the history and the seat of knowledge who will be always remembered. element, Rahim Allah, they had the said about 5000 people used to attend this class. How many? How many? 5000
Rumia? Oh, is he do not karela Nick tupuna Hadith, only 400. Among them. They like the Hadith about the rich doing, what the rest of the community comes for
you to pay for something
the rest of the people come to learn from his mannerism. They watch him how we act, how we walk, how he the wisdom of speech, how he answers how he deals with people. That's all about therefore, look for seek knowledge, not for being a specialist.
But we need to learn something that it will make us better people,
parents, husbands and wives, their children's
members of the community. There are people in dow and so on. So that's what they use to go to Ahmed Rahim Allah to learn from him. And there are so many scholars like that, by the way, it was said the exact same words about civil scholars about civil scholars. And I can give you just one example. There is a man his limit of assault when he did not
basalt. His father sent him to El Kufa. He said I'm sending you to Al Kufa to learn under Abdul Malik kidney, Abdul. Anybody knows who this person is. heard this name before Abdul Malik, Abdul, just to let you who's this person is
Sophia Anna 30.
Safina 30 just have to explain everybody's status. So piano 30 they used to say soufiane, in his time, used to be looked at the same way the Sahaba looked at Abu Bakar
how people look up to our bucket. That's how they used to look up to Savannah. 30. Okay, so if you only 30 said, there is five people in the city of Vancouver. Five people in the city of Vancouver. Let us be who led him Saba in our home kajuru mimma can
mean home up to Medicaid, up to
7030 say, I know five people in Kufa every morning every morning, there are better than the day before.
Yeah, and either Allah, their Eman their knowledge increased every single day of their life. So when you meet them in the morning, you find them and somehow better than they've ever met this today is constant improvement. It's very interesting. Very interesting. So this is he said one of them have done Medicaid.
But let's see what's the deal. And when he did not assault with Medicaid,
he said when my father sent me to study under automation, what did he asked him to learn from him?
Had he now listen to the advice of the Father, God booni.
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Son, I want you to learn from up dramatically on quality, to focus on what is it? He said, learn how we avoid talking about things does not concern him?
Because I don't know anyone in Kufa master this like him.
So it's not only not only about knowledge, as I said, it's to beautify you. It's about manners, because that's what's really beautified you.
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Adobe, fell through the lower limb tougher mean for our ego, then you forgotten NASA? Bobby? Yeah, and he the person is not good, by the way he trusts. It's good by the way he act and behave
and behave. That's why you see piece of fruits, they look nice, but you put them in the charcoal, they smell distinct, it's just smoke, and some others, you put them in a charter, you get very good smell out of them.
So basically, that's the ad that he looks the same. But what is inside when it comes out your behavior, what's really identify you as a good person or bad,
smell good or smell bad. So basically, this is what is one thing about this color to learn from the other.
So let's see one of the things that I will mix between things. I have seen it personally by studying and seeing the scholars, and also the same time in the same times from the early generation. One of the things I learned in a very early age, and hamdulillah I took the advice of a table, daddy. And very early age that Parliament should have scholars and teachers, multiple teachers. So he can see the differences between the teachers. And he can learn from each one something unique, something unique. And that's why I never restricted myself to just one individual. I learned under so many 100 Law of the scope. And one thing I learned from the early age that those colors are not a copy a
carbon copy from each others.
Each one has his own personality. Each one has his own even opinions
they disagree with each other or there is a difference of opinion between them across the board. But in the same times I have seen them very unite very recently.
teach others. And when we this would agree with each other, they are very respectful to each others. And let me start with real examples of different personalities, some of them, some of them, like one of the shields that I know.
This chef, just very interesting
will come to him a group of students. And somebody will ask them a question. And He will answer in one or two words. Yes, no, ha, ha.
That's it. But others wouldn't be asked him, you can spend 20 minutes with that person, back and forth. And
he only open up to the person that he feels and he sees that he can understand the knowledge.
But he will never open up, never open up to someone, he doesn't see him qualified for that. And an extreme version of him will be another share of my Java.
extreme version of that, that he wouldn't even Yeah. And he said, even nobody else will leave you.
Yeah. And if he feels that you asked him a question that shows that you knew nothing about the job asking about, he was like, Why don't say your other costs?
That's that you're asking about ruling, and He will answer this, which is I didn't think it was nice. But hey, mahalo, Todd, even I don't agree with that. But that's something I saw.
And I saw the other hand over him
Schaeffler like bats. Like, from I thought about my own experience, so excuse me, given maybe most of the scholars that I studied are from one or two specific countries.
And she had a chef's outfit, for example,
these two people
losing when it comes to dealing with the public. Well, why was that? He will be asked in the class we teach it was teaching us
the same exact questions Exactly. When exactly the almost exactly means he will be asked three times.
And every time he answered as if it's the first time to answer
the excitement, felt the voice, the tone of the voice. He never ever said, Oh, he's just asked this question. And he will never said show in even his voice in it any kind of indication that he's not. He repeated as if it's the first time with excitement and something I never saw in any other scholars.
Shah is still alive. So this is completely different. personality, different personality. I saw For example, one of the shoe
is Yeah, and it's apalla you hold his hand, and you know, back home holding hands and walking the streets something, okay. Culturally, that's fine. So you hold his hand and you walk with him? You want no problem. Such as
you walk him anywhere, he wouldn't even ask Where we going?
One night is amazing. And I tried that myself once after I came in a soldier and I talked to him and intentionally I went to another direction. He didn't even ask me what are we going
while some others, you know, watch our show. You can do that with him. He is he very alert. He needs to know where he's going. What's his, you know, very, like sharp. It's just different personalities, different personality. Some of them are very fast. And by the way, does not make any one of them bad or good. It just different personality. Different some of them very patient with the with people. Some of them are lispy. Some of them are very generous, fully generous, like check Shama, Shama, Shama, Mama, very generous, unbelievable generosity.
And in the same time as you can see them. Yeah, and not all of them the same Chevron boss, they said the last 30 years of his life, never had lunch with his family. Not a single date with his family.
30 years every time, the lunch will be the public will be the pub even though I'm gonna say it later on.
But maybe I can save now, my first ever time to meet your boss ever I was that year, just about to finish my middle school.
And I went to the chef and apart
Savalas was in Mac Lazio. Okay, first time as a kid, you know, just a kid finish Middle School, go to high school.
And I was lucky to hear about Chapman Bhatia.
And I went to his house with a group of brothers. And all of a sudden, I see this great scholar blind person.
And he had people to sit for food. This is only for me like, wow, all those people attending, you know, the the lunch. Wow, a lot of people and they are all different. Somebody from Africa, somebody from Arabia, somebody from some Arab countries, from India, Pakistan area in the subcontinent region. so diverse. And I happen to set I said, I would like to sit with him in the table. I was not prevented because of my age. And I sit with him in the same basically, it's a big plate on the floor. So he was sitting wise, as it was yesterday. He was sitting there. And with him, a minister from a foreign country, and somebody from the royal families, Arabia, and somebody high ranks in the
army, whatever his rank says, I was a kid, I don't even know. What is it? What is it? And will law hinder the law in Ohio, that with us, the person that was next to me, was a janitor who cleaned the streets.
We're all together in one place. And this is something I will never forget it in my life.
That I saw something I can read about humbleness and treating people equal, you know, being good to everybody as much as they can. But to see that with your own eyes somebody and the told share, there is a lot of high officials want to meet you. But they get bothered with all those people come because you don't close the door, the door open for everybody. He said, Whoever wants to lunch, this is my lunch. Whoever wants to have a private meeting other than the lunch, but I'm not gonna change my lunch habit. This is for everyone.
So personalities are different. One thing also, they all have different opinions. Well, why inside the same exact building, it's called the place for issuing fatwas, you will see in the same building difference of opinions among the scholars. We never heard that they fought or they said you are wrong. You will go to somebody that sharpens up Rahim Allah, his fight was you will see a lot of his photos will be not going with the same Photoshop and bass. And Shawn does whenever he leaves a rehab, he will never appoint someone. Yeah. And he for years and years, the one will be appointed to be the Mufti of the rehab after he leaves will be shipped with debris. I can tell you, if I look at
the photography and debris, I will say there is at least one third of it goes against the photo of us. At least, if it's not more than that. But he never saw this as a problem. She used to cover heavy the whole lot. When he brought his book disorder. People told him open password never allowed it. There is a lot of issues that have been bad disagree with it like musics like taking pictures, blah, blah, blah. So he went to shopping bags, and I read I read this I took this directly from chef useful cowboy himself.
He said I want to share one boss, and children does, he said one of the first thing he did after he will come he very generously. And he said, Let's go inside the room. And immediately I respected him because he doesn't want to discuss the thing that he disagree with me about the book in public. So he took us inside a private room. Then he start expressing his point. And after he finished, I told him with all my respect, share most of the things that he said I disagree with it. There is only one or two points, I promise you I will check it but everything else I don't agree with you. I heard this argument before and I'm not convinced.
Then the show was very fine. He said I left and I thought what's going to happen next he said next day, next day, I got a phone call telling me the chairman boss or do the basically whoever in charge of printing books, telling them lecture useful advice books to be published and distributed. It just difference of opinion. And he said I would never forget that he
He's in power, he is disagree with me. But he still respected him as a scholar and his opinion, look at him and legend.
And this is something also I notice in the counseling effect, he is the head of the Council. And I can give you one example just because I don't want to bother you with with, with technical stuff, Sheldon bass, for example, sometimes his opinion will be towards one thing, but the council will see something else.
He will let that opinion of those groups colors to pass and to be accepted and to pass as a as a fatwa. And you will just refrain, basically, from signing with them. And he will disagree with them publicly with full respect. Like, for example, the issue of backseat just an example, which is to finance in emotions dies,
you will find this is a lot, a lot of things that they disagree with each other. But the taught us from a very early stage, an early time, that we have to learn as a community to know and to accept these difference of opinions. You will never ever, ever come to a point where there's no difference of opinions.
And it's a mistake to try to raise a community or to raise a nation that they believe there will be only one opinion unites all of us. That's impossible never happened during the province of solid time. That's campaigning, we're not like that. They are not like that. But what we need to learn how to deal with these differences of opinions, how we treat it, how we transfer these differences between us to a tool of strength, instead of being a tool of weakness.
Instead of these differences became a disadvantage. How can we transfer it to be an advantage for us? That's why that's why when this happened in lieu, which is one of the students brought to the book, and he mentioned all the he laugh, the difference of opinion between the Sahaba he called the book
the book of disagreement, and he said it's good book but I don't like the title. What would you suggest? He said don't even send me Nikita Obama called the book of mercy, called the book of mercy. When Abuja photo monsoon told madaket Nana's, I will make everyone in the Muslim city state or in the Muslim world Bhutan to follow up. He said no, in the NASA sebata aka we
have a minute enemy maca do Alicia de ma
ny da da Yes, sir. Salman Khan.
And he give a loan advice to Java Java. So Elena Malik said no don't force them to follow my book. Let them have these difference of opinion. Let these differences exist in the community. It's a healthy sign. It never was a weakness he refused and he said Java ideal allowed you to do that. I don't allow you to do that. That's why I will say
yeah, I'm sorry said mahalo. Tada
lucea that always made it easy on people. They have different opinions Some have said hello. And some of them have and those who said hello they never criticize those who said hello. And those sorts of Herat never criticized notice that Allah
and you talking about people like
Ansari in one of the top of the top three and the examples of so many and as he said, Well why he Mauer did to us harbor Mohammed Matata.
I never ever wished the for haba didn't disagree with each others. Actually this the this agreement was an advanced was something we took advantage those make it easy on the Muslim Ummah, in the Muslims, oma Abu hanifa puppyhood Iraq, Malik Aki who, actually just about any fact was has his opinions. Well, Malik has his opinion was shafted. He has his opinion, what Mr. Ahmed has his opinion, which is the former that and others work when he has his mother, one lady beside has his mother and so many men that exists in the Muslim ummah. And with this, yes, the care about
Knowledge, they taught the knowledge, they dedicate themselves to the knowledge but also the talk to the students that this knowledge will cut will lead to maybe difference of opinion but we have to respect that. And we have to everybody follow what he believes what she believes. It is the thing that more closer to Allah subhanaw taala that please Allah subhanaw taala the most, and after that you should stay in the same distance from everyone else. You don't point fingers to others. Sometimes we think it means to eliminate other opinions exists in that in the in the field. You
ever had he for himself as his students abusive, said, you know, abusive non, he said that he everybody said abusive?
This I agree with 50% of what Abu hanifa said abuse, the half 50% of Abu hanifa said he disagree with some random I said that he was asked how can you claim that you're one of the sort of lever and you disagree almost half of what he said
he said math to be fair to I never said any opinion unless I know at one point of the time you stood up this opinion and he left it for one reason or another then himself disagree with himself changes. Yeah, as I look at any books effect, just block it up without even picking any without research book. And Shafi you will find you tell you a Shafi adeem said this Anil JD said this book by Hannah Bella, there is something in the Hannibal medhelp I don't want to bother you with all the details, but there is
there is something called wedge, there is more than one watch. And there is more than one rewire. In any one more opinion, one more than one way to understand the opinion of the map and more than one opinion of the man himself. And there is more than one opinion of the students of
all these differences. Never ever lead to fight live or look to heart feeling between people. That's why use of a Sufi. He said I never never seen anybody like Shafi. Once I debated him, and we the debate was hot. In the night he came and he held my hand and he said yeah Abba Musa Abu Musa I hope that all this agreement in the morning will not let us go to bed why we feel that our brothers
are up to Allah yakun if de la funa any heaven yo Sabbath
it up in the am bah bah bah, bah, well, it's gonna be
this attitude is something you see clearly in the a scholar when Medina German bacteremia poodle, or penicillin.
Linda, Dina robina in the car often.
Also one of the things that I learned from the scholars
that they care so much about, about knowledge, no matter how high level of knowledge that the achieves power, they never give up a knowledge. So many times Chevron boss is in his 80s. And he would still say our research this morning. So many times over. I have seen always say that they want to learn more. You go visit him. He's reading somebody reading on him a book review and some never ever any get bored because every time they learn, they improve themselves. Do you know Shafi reviewed a reseller 50 times he said it was any 50 times edited with a sharpie every time I did it with him. He fixed something he had something softer 50 times he said a very interesting statement
Sharpie caught up a damn similar call abala he'll come out later keytab fastpack method he said Allah Subhana Allah want to make a point that there is no perfect book except his book.
One thing I learned also
really interesting, which is an extension of
the way I read the life of the scars, talk about myself.
Yeah, I got
always try to be a
sitting in a middle kind of position
when it comes to the community and being a bridge builders between the community
Government and people in power, they always try to play that middle, basically, role to move that balance in the Muslim community in the Muslim community. You see this clearest power in the scholars in the past, so many in the past, they never accepted the governmental roles. But they never were a proposition.
That was not part of the government. But he was not a global
knowledge chef, for all of them
play a role to bring the balance in the community to bring balance in the community. And I think so many times they were accused for being rebels, or being with the government, because these two areas, two groups, they live with the mentality if you're not with me, you're against me.
You're against. That's why they're always accused to be in one of the sides, both sides accused him that they were with the government or the other people said the outward that opposition. But in reality, they lived in the middle, straight, middle part, middle part. And I thought this is very unique, very unique. And
it's just a long talk, we talk about our community here, I believe that the Muslim scholars and leaders and stimulate knowledge and leader of community, they also should not play the upper positions. Also, so many times when we deal with government or anything related to government. So many Muslims did this, this mentality of being
they always loved to play that role on the opposition. I'm almost like the watch Doc, that the tough guy, you know, it's very weird, this is like, this is the personality, this is the attitude and I think this is not a very good attitude that the whole community adopt, or to be seen this way, the unti things, you know, you see sometimes any anti government Kida notion you feel ready to join in anything this is because a lot of people maybe carry that from back. Anyway, one thing I notice about the scholars also
bringing things I think is not common commentators, I noticed colors always tried to make the religion easy.
versus a lot of young or art.
They make it sometimes so complicated to intergender or to survive, will lie in a very interesting or very easy when it comes to how to survive.
And the make it look sounds like very easy thing to achieve. I never ever MOLLE I've heard Alan tried to complicate things for people, he always say this what you can do hamdulillah that's good. inshallah, try your best to do the best next time.
Never make you have to noob This is actually the way the prophets are Sunday. Look at how the prophets of Allah used to make a man came out of sarala. He said what he said, I came from the desert. And I just wanted to let you know, I heard that you were so and I believe in that. Or that you say Allah is the only one and I believe in that. And I'm going to worship Allah subhanaw taala. I'm going to pray only five times a day. And I'm going to pass the month of Ramadan. And I'm going to basically give this a cut. And if I can outperform HUD, but let you know, I will never add anything to it. No extra things
that the prophets of Salaam said to him? No, you have when he brought the whole nine yards, you know? No, he said a flower law incident.
told him that.
He didn't meet a complicated
law. What do you think of a bungee cord on June 5 Jenny, you
have your cache?
This used to be very generous to do this and that. So would he be among the people of gender? She said no.
Then what struck me the next he said the end who Matata Yeoman. Allah homophily happy to muddy because he never said Oh ALLAH forgive me my sin when they meet you the dictator. So in other words, he lived in a jar he made the way to intergender. If he would say this, he would go to gym. He knew he sounded very simple. He doesn't sound the religion very complicated. Anything pretty complicated.
Good thing. And this is really any very, very important lessons, very important lessons. Sometimes we try to close the door as if we are any, we cannot hurt. If somebody goes to jail. Sometimes people said, somebody can use it, you know, he follows it, that's fine. How can you Why don't
you know as happy if he goes to jail will be and he's not going to take my spot.
May Allah Subhana Allah forgive
one of the ones who Allah I told him check so on so said, yeah, that interest of header and banks and stuff like which is something we all disagree with it mean the third the person that I told, but his response, striking.
He said, You know what, sometimes Allah Subhana Allah try to outsmart Allah will find excuse for people so he can excuse them with it in the Day of Judgment.
Any of those people who involve in so much Riba in so many places in the world, maybe this photo rank factor from that scour? Our maybe use this as a reason to prevent them from being punished for consuming Greta.
which struck me the way he think, what he's looking forward to save people from the fire.
And that's the attitude of the law, the law, this hypocrites did this and this and that you have
a bishop into
a different body. A Muslim man had it validly Malik and the process of them said, didn't he say like, the law.
Man Shaheed Allah ilaha illallah wa rasulillah limped upon hoonah
he will not enter Hellfire, he tried to make it easy to be such sound easy to survive. And that's something I have seen so clearly in the attitude of the scholar will acquaint yourself with victory for helping with Decker bashira.
That's the teaching of Mohammed Salah. And that's something we need to learn from the scholars. And I think this is like comes from the mercy that they have in the heart. And then what he taught us very good lessons in the story of him when he brought him at a Salaam said
and psalter, Baccarat was alumina Marathi man Amina Ming whom Billa he will Oh my
god. Woman careful. Yes, sir.
Pescara Ibrahim, a risk element M and A Billa. For Allahu la in la Sierra who had talamanca
in the last paragraph by him and he said, Oh, Allah give provisions to those who believe in a law the Day of Judgment, Allah said, and those who don't believe
that pass a law, add them to tell Ibrahim that no provisions is for everyone.
I created them and I'm going to provide for them
even if they are too far apart, but they will see their punishment.
Shafi Rahim Allah Kenya bits Azad Eden ad, la te da, N A that?
Well, the worst thing that you can think it's going to make you survive with the Day of Judgment, to be back to others, to make things harder than others, to be any harsh against others.
So that's one thing I really appreciate, in my
experience with scholars and I think we're done with the
with the time but let me show you my first one of my first early experience of shopping at Mira. Hi, Mama.
I was in high school the time
I made the Shahada Mecca at that time did not do that development of the How long? You know, it was the I don't know if anybody been to Harlem like in the 80s. Okay.
Basically, they used to have a black line
and the Harlem man if he touched that thing, it will the summer it will burn you for the rest of your life. It's mark. It's like chalk and the marbles very hot. So I was walking with the chef and I left my
shoes and the shoe. You know, we need the young to holla we used to pray in where's the covered area, especially in Bahasa, so I thought the chef like us, you know, I'm sorry, school kids, you know. And the chef kept going, I said, hopefully he's not going to go over the hot spot, you know, and he went all the way there to be closer to the email. So I'm not gonna let it go. So I want to share. So he it's very hot. I'm telling you. And I like walking like this. I'm gonna pray now. That's like a long prayer book. So he said, a lot of he put his rope that he put in his shoulder. And he said, he stood on the top of it. And he said, a lot of work.
Now, I'm stuck. I cannot step on his rope. Because it's shame. It's very expensive. It's, you know, all expenses, but it's, it's rope, you know. And what I do, I put my feet under his rope next to him.
And I was like, like this. So when we made the record, he noticed me. So immediately, he took with his head, my feet from under Israel. And he put it in his robe. And he with his feet, stretch the robe to cover my other feet as well.
That's like the first like one of my first experience with the shear. Then, one year after that, I had a discussion with him. He was saying about videos, tapes. She thought that the videotapes, the video, the VHS, has pictures on it. And there is light comes and reflect this on the TV, something like that. So I said, No, she actually, if you look at it Just wait.
Well Liaquat after that incident, his feet were completely change.
It's not something just him to listen to somebody very young. And to be able to clarify and to move, that's something new in my heart, that those people are really search for the truth, very humble, very down to earth
and do nothing to you, but to bring you down to earth.
And that's something the more you know, the more you became humble and the list that you know, the more you became arrogant, the more you became arrogant
it's there's a lot to be said. It's a lot to be said. But yeah,
no doubt that
Rahim Allah Hi, Jamie here
from our Sharia law, arena, llama for a minute.
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