The Virtue Of The Companions And Pursuit Of Knowledge
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smilla Hungary Lau salatu salam ala nabina Muhammad, wa ala alihi wa sahbihi Rahman, whatever that
old phrase due to Allah and His praise and blessings and peace be upon our Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, his family and his followers until the day of Chad.
I will say in the beginning,
it's been over a year since I stopped my classes in Houston, I mean, the regular weekly classes, I used to give it to the mattress Islamia for come to LA continuously over seven years to the extent today, my way here, I went straight to mattress Islamia, instead of coming to this place, because I'm so used to.
And I'm not planning to stop my classes or there are other places. But I decided to do something else and understood, I decide because of
commitment that I have.
With so many institutions, educational institutions, as well,
locally and nationally and internationally, what's required for me a lot of traveling a lot of time outside of Houston.
I thought about my own community in Houston, what I have been doing what I've been offering beside the classes, that I give it a Cajun linen loss, since I'm saying that I would like to see all of you inshallah, and the first weekend of April,
in one of the first classes ever is going to be taught in the United States, by an Urban Institute, about the life of the scholars. And that course, in my opinion, is a fundamental course, even though I'm really I believe deep in my heart, that should be one of the core courses, that any significant knowledge. Any person who loves knowledge in general, who loves religion, in general should take to know the life of the early Muslim scholars how they live their life. And it's going to be very interesting course, because in it, I will try my best to make you able to, as we say, to zoom in the camera. So instead of just telling you, there were some great scholars, David Hassan buslee, living
in Barcelona, and he's a great star had, he said to three coats. Now, that's not what I'm interested in, I'm just going to zoom in the camera to let you walk in and bustle streets, to walk into his house to walk into the house of those colors, how he acts as a as an investment, not as the Imam or the chef, before he became a man before he became chef, to see him as a human as a husband.
Interesting, he married to a Christian woman, how he will be dealing with a woman she's not Muslim, somebody that can have some possibly somebody like
married to a woman who is more knowledgeable than him another scholar, who will Yeah, and he, when he wants to have federal law, or to issue a federal he need to consult her, in order for him to make the photo kind of live is this very interesting. Live, that personal touch to the scholars a lot to do with our daily life.
So I will highly recommend you to come and participate in Sharla in this course, also to be to tell others to come.
Anyway, so going back to my point what I'm thinking about Houston, I decided to give
every three weeks every three weeks,
like the third week of every month, a topic that I believe is a fundamental top. And mainly I'm targeting those who are active and our and very committed in our URL. And it's going to be something general maybe next time when we send you the email that will be in the follow up and majus islamiya. So somehow we need to keep some kind of communication between us in future. And I will prepare carefully for these lectures.
And I'm selecting the topics of this lecture very carefully. To meet certain
standards I have in my mind and to deliver certain points I'm interested to leave it with
My brothers and sisters are my students as well.
So inshallah here and just give you a heads up about what is my plan is, today I would like to talk about something very interesting. And I think it's can be an open session to those who care about and care about knowledge. And it is natural to love the knowledge. It's natural to love the knowledge. That's how Allah created us. He created us and he created in us all the tools that we use to inquire the knowledge, eyes, ears, mind are, can you can memorize things, analyze things, smell, this is the way you've been created and all this to what to inquire the knowledge to learn the knowledge. Knowledge is a very broad subject. That's when you say the word knowledge, it's a very
broad thing. It can be in so many different areas, so many different fields. What I'm interested in, and that's what I'm focusing on, and with you here is the enemy of the sherea
sherea. No doubt the LM the knowledge of Sharia is the highest knowledge that ever kind of person, seek or have, why it's not because I graduate in theology. So you know what, I feel like I'm better than anybody else. No, it's about me. It's not about anybody else. They always say shut off, shut off. Do you always recognize the virtues of anything by seeing? What's this knowledge focusing on? What's the benefit? What's is it related to if it's related to something noble, this will be very noble, will be very noble, if it's related to something is not novel something cheap, something has no value, this knowledge has no value has no value. And this is you can see it in even our life
around us, you see somebody for example, even among the same field, you see among the doctors, you see sir, the doctors not the same some of them, because they are specialized in very
area like brain surgeon or something or arts and you will feel that while he is like way higher than so many other general doctors, for example, up will be more look paying more than foot doctor for example, because your brain is more important than your feet, even everything is important here. But still that is the as much as this, this knowledge related to something very valuable human the doctor who treated human is something you very noble. Why? Because human is a very noble creation is a very noble creation. That's why doctors have a very good high position in society. Shafi Rahim Allah said, I don't know any knowledge better after fifth, then then he said,
medicine then medicine. Also you look for example to that. l machete the knowledge of the Sharia itself, you will see that the knowledge which is focused on knowing Allah subhanaw taala that though he appealed the belief, the Muslim, this is one of its is the highest level, or the highest type of knowledge. When you go to another you go to the knowledge related to the Quran, which is in a very high mind, it's way higher than just studying masala Hadees. That technical definitions of the scholars of Hadith are the technical definitions that the fuqaha the Muslim jurist use. It's way different than this level. It's way higher than the the scholars of Hadith is way higher than the
one who told you the Helen and Helen are way higher in level than somebody who just can memorize all the chin of generators. And he can tell you this hadith reported by this and that but he doesn't know what it means and what is the halal and haram in this text? Because it's a very novel I'm telling you what this Halawa is hot off and basically when they issue the factual as an amendment I am call them enamel more green and what Bill and me that he called the Mufti is the one who signed on behalf of Allah. When you earn you affect Well, basically you signing on behalf of Allah because who said this is allowed and this is not allowed. This is lawful and this is unlawful Allah. So if
you will, to put your position yourself in a position to say this is allowed. This is not a lot as if you are signing on behalf of Allah as if Allah giving you that power to say that on his behalf. That's why the federal law is a very, very dangerous thing.
In medical him a whole lot. He used to say, a cut a hole and you fall if you miss out and he had had a heroin, the heroin, I dislike the student his knowledge of the sheriff or the arm of the Mufti to say in any issue of HD high standard means an issue that does not based on a very clear evidence, in the textual evidence of Robinson, something in its contemporary issue, you make a new rule for it, to give a rule in regard to this contemporary issue, he said, I don't want the scholars or the student of knowledge to say in issues like this head on and how long because the one hand on lawful and unlawful two very strong, but what he would rather us to use what to be Massoud used to say, a
very famous also, later on, he used the Accra hedonic nahi, buena, calidad. De, I don't like this for you don't do that. today.
A sister called me she was asking me about certain type of transaction. So I told her,
I don't want you to do that. I don't feel comfortable for you to do that. Then she's any hot or hot.
Give me the bottom line. I said, this is not I cannot just tell you how long. It's a very big word. But I will tell you, I wouldn't recommend you to do that. So I said, Okay, so I can do it. Because it's only a Kindle to recommend to you, you know, if people just lost that sensitivity, when it comes to the ruling when it comes to the ruling. That's a very common among the early Muslim jurists that would use the word I dislike. I don't love that. I don't like that. I will. I don't feel comfortable for you to do that. This is the fatwa so very rare to find somebody will say Hold on, hold on. It's very rare in a contemporary issues, like
so basically, the the issue of the mathematical himolla when he said that we don't say how long how long the contemporary show the sensitivity because it's about you sign on behalf of a Lost Planet, Allah. That's why the fifth is a very high level. It's a very
respected knowledge is a very respected knowledge.
The Sharia law, Sharia. As I said, Everybody loves to learn about everybody here, I'm sure. He says I would love to learn. I'm very excited about learning. But still, I have seen one common complaint that says, I didn't go any farther. I'm still in the same place. I don't feel accomplished much. Yes, I love it. But I'm not doing as I thought I should. And I think this is a common problem. I hear it a lot. I'm not here to really to talk about this in detail, but
it will take one specific lecture. But I just want to tell you something
that love that you have in your heart for the knowledge in itself an act of worship. Allah subhanaw taala loves it so much. Yeah, call him shafia him Allah. I don't know anything after the obligatory that Allah subhanaw taala made it obligatory for us the Pillars of Islam. And the obligatory is that Allah smart Allah made it obligatory for everyone to do like being good to your neighbor, good to your family, with to your parents, taking your family members, these obligatory things in the back. He said, I don't know anything comes right after that, better than seeking knowledge. And he talked about seeking knowledge and the sense that you're doing now you're learning something extra than
what is obligatory on you.
Extra than what is obligatory, he said, I don't think there is anything in the Sharia anything better than that.
That's why you will see that ruler man that the scholars, Arthur books and the put chapters and still until today, amazed by this, like this chapter.
I never thought I will ever come across a title like this. I never ever my life and it still shocked me until today even I read it years years, maybe 20 years or more ago but still shocked me as if it's wild every time I read it, which is a chapter in a book. It's called gem abandoned and fatherly written by Abdullah. He said Babu fugly me daddy on him and let me shade.
The verse that that chapter showing that the ink of the Scullers are much better in the sight of Allah than the blood of the sheet.
The blood of
The Shahe it's shocking to read that chapter Wow.
And those people, not people like
just coming from straight those who are very knowledgeable people, and he has written in this chapter over to any narrations
and civil stories to support that tight that when you come when you talk about that volunteer actions, no doubt that
one of the highest form actually of jihad is learning knowledge is there an acknowledge and delivering the knowledge that's why Allah Subhana Allah said to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam about Alper wacha hidden de Jihad and caviar. Yeah, Muhammad Yunus use this
as a tool of performing jihad, against to against the kuffar against the disbelievers that remember the scholar said, that use or are not the sword, not the weapon, the Quran as your to off, making jihad against us could fall which it basically means use the knowledge as a tool of struggling against the Kufa also the scholar use the other verse we're almost a paradigm is said in the
young law ordering Obi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to struggle with the kuffaar and the hypocrites. He said, Yeah, you are Navy yuja hadeel kofod Oh, and Mona Philippine. Well, who loves him? Oh Mohammed, Jad fight and kuffaar and Al Muna 15 will be very firm with that. As I said, we know that in Ibiza suddenly never declared war against the hypocrites
having the peace of solemn ever involved in any battle against the hypocrites? No, no, because I never did. So the LMS said, the meaning of this verse means you have any Yeah, Mohammed, the the fight the struggle, the hypocrites, it's will be by and the fall as well it will be by another mean other than just the sword and the hand, which is by spreading the knowledge by debating by showing the truth and so on. By
this has been said, also, I remember the Mubarak regime of law, when he was asked once, if you were to die today, then a lot is direct you or bring you back to this life to this worldly life. When you come back what the thing that you will come back to do
you imagine ask yourself if you die today, and I'll give you one more chance, second chance, what you will come back to do he said without hesitation without without thinking.
I come back to seek knowledge.
More either in the job or the alone.
And I'm sure that most of you know who's more or more upset I heard the prophets are suddenly absurd, yet yomo Tiamat yesterday
almost said that he heard the profits of some of them said more odd will come in the Day of Judgment ahead of all the scholars leading all the scholars
And anybody nav so Salim said also sort of tirmidhi that he saw himself more as is the most knowledgeable person in Hana on hold on and this what is lawful, what is unlawful and this whole entire nation from the time of the Prophet all the way until the Day of Judgment
is not only see with all this advanced technology we have
with all these books that's been written, how many books you think were written in the process on time, after the process on time.
The first book we thought was written surely at one HD is one single book and after that you talk about after 100 years, that the books start as a concept to be to be starting 120 130 and so on. But the first one like 8100 is a book about seal of the prophets of sun and the light of the process on it. So after that the books are starting to read and a lot of knowledge was documented and collected. Do you think the knowledge Okay, those who came later may be more knowledgeable still, my art is ahead of everybody else. Are they Allahu Allah wa
By the way, I became Muslim when he was 18 years old and die when he was 32 years old.
That's 32 by the way that the latest to any number, age, there is another ratio saying 28 years old
29 years old, 27 years old, but they have you mentioned several one, I'm just picking the last one, the oldest journey as you can imagine, it means 14 years in Islam.
14 years in Islam, that's
So, if this is the case, that will be my introduction to my point today.
Which is what's the difference between the in the knowledge of the early Muslim generation, we call them almost a setup slaughter? And the heart of those who came later on?
What's what what's, what's metal? How can we tell, is it the same, there is a totally different way. When you compare the way the early Muslim generation, learn the knowledge, seize the knowledge, identify the knowledge, and also those who came later on.
And when he talked about the early Muslim generations, I am really focusing on the companions of the Prophet sallallahu sallam. And also we can include adapting the successors the second generations, and some even extend that third Gen. But I believe that the companions of Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam really set themselves apart from any other group from any other generations. And this is very clear, I get it. For example, let me see. Can anybody here think of something?
difference can be noticed as one of the difference between the companions, and everybody else in the room and the rest of the Mohammed says, something special quality about the companions, which is related to knowledge that nobody else has it?
Can you think of something? Yes.
The witness the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam they saw with their own eyes, how the prophets are some of them act, how he behaved, how he understood how he took that verse, how he understood this verse.
This is something I used to hear.
When I was in college when I was in high school after college. I always read this, especially the pay mentioned this a lot
out of the truth, I never ever understood it.
Clearly, as I did when it came move to America
huh? How? tell you how, when they came to America, I saw people in America talking about the shoe overseas.
Okay, so I'm talking about the shoe overseas shopping bash. maximian is Oban these big names, so on so many names,
then I kept listening
to how they view them, how they look at them, how they take their words, the teacher and I tell myself
is this the same Ambassador you lived with? I studied under an eye. So, this is the same shall be thought Hold on, wait a second. He never acted this way. He never understood it this way. Yes, he said that, but this is not the way he he practice it.
You just thinking out of context.
For example, when somebody told me Chevron boss Rahim, Allah was very strong a goodness the innovators
Yes, absolutely, he will refute the innovations you will not believe innovation. So I see people when they stop practicing, okay, he see this, then he will start labeling everybody as innovator by I caught this person, I don't talk to this person. Even I don't give him salon. I will give him names I will give and in no time I found those people start dividing the community. And under what under the claim that bin Baz used to be very this or share so and so. I said to myself, huh?
But is this really what Chevron was used to practice? Is this how he understood that is this text that he took, this is the way he behaved. This is the way he dealt with so many people belong to different Jama ad different groups. Even people have innovations that shevlin does Rahim Allah dealt with in the university and the Tao activities in so many areas.
No at all.
And I thought in that moment I started realize the difference between just reading and seeing
In that moment, I realized the big difference between me and those who never met the chef, who never lived with the chef, who only knew the chef through books, or through CD that they earned one lecture on, you can take this example to the other extreme, some people the courtesies so much after, I know this guy is not that bad. He's not that way of the thing. They just took one text I lived with him, I spent time with him, I saw him I saw things about him that nobody else you need. You just can see from a book from a text. Yes, the Sahaba deliver the sex of the prophets of Allah. But it's totally different case when you see somebody living with you.
When you see somebody living with you, if you want to exam my idea, in a scientific method, collect all the Hadith of the Hadith that we have about the life of the prophets, Allah, set it together, and start treating it how many days it will take you
the 13 years of Mecca,
the 23 years that the person lived as a prophet or as a messenger, it will take you a month reading it to month one year.
So what about the rest of all this life?
No doubt there is a big difference between you as the reader to the textual evidence of the text that describing the life of the process alone, and the one who witness that's why that's why Allah safe for us two things.
Besides, he saved for us or an was suddenly when he saved for us the statement of the companions, the life of the companions, the life of the companions, one, because this is the way to see how the Prophet Muhammad SAW solemn practice and lived his life. They are an practical example of practicing the religion in front of your eyes, in front of beside the prophets of Salaam, being a practical example, to how to understand the textual evidence, the text of the text of the Quran, or the verses of the Quran.
So that's why Yes, I agree 100% that they have seen, they have witnessed that. And this is totally different than anybody else who didn't see the profits on it. We just heard about the profits. Awesome. Anybody can bring another point?
Yes, back there.
All the Sahaba
converts. That's interesting point. We live the J helia. And the love snap.
But is that an accurate point?
All companions convert.
Not all of them. But a lot of them. Yes. But that's a good point. That's a good point, actually, that they convert to snap. Even though one sentimental fantasy. Here a man saying
I feel so bad, that I was not exist in the term of the prophets of Allah.
The te sawaki Allah created you in that time, I will give you something over me advantage over me, then sent man told him and how would you know that if you were there, like so many other words exist in the time of the prophets of Salaam, but they did not accept that this message. They did not accepted his power. They were among the Kufa so being there in this time is not enough. He said You should be grateful that you're both parents Muslims.
Because that's guaranteed for you to raise in such environment for me and people like me, we never had this. This is something we have to struggle with. So everybody should you be happy and grateful to Allah for whatever Allah have provided him. So not being converted makes you better or not being born Muslim make you higher? Yes.
This is a very interesting point, actually, the language
and the language is not only the pure Arabic words, you know, I always say that and I think that's a key point.
To understand the intent, the knowledge in general, there is every language has something called the culture of the language.
Does that make sense? That culture of the language very important to understand what this word means?
They are the one who belonged to the sculpture belong to the same this is their way of talking. Like for example, if I walk and I see somebody said, Wow, this is man, this is wicked.
You know, this is sick, this is bad. If I come from overseas, I would say,
Whoa, I don't know what this is all this germs and viruses. That no it means good. It means really good. That's that's the way the word gay, for example. Okay. bring somebody from 100 years ago, gay for him. It means happy person. Today it means somebody loves him.
What's Timer? What is that?
it's still a different story. You see, I'm saying it's totally different. It's a culture. The culture of the language plays a major role of understand the text, understand the text. understand clearly. I'll give you an example. Very cool, very simple. Look how much that is enough difference of opinion among the football to define certain words the Prophet Sal amuse, you will not see the disagreement among the companions. Any for example, the process of them said, winning Matt rich can attain
the processor with the water rich amount of polythene Pola, it's a container.
What's the size of this container?
There's few Hana views is something that Scheffer yes is something that an admin or something else, the Sahaba knows what Scala means that something exists. It's their culture, something they are familiar with.
And this is something very unique about them. Very, absolutely. Good point. What else about the campaign, something set them really totally different from any other now
in the things that were abolished, and
I was doing away. So this so the evilness of the, of the jelly or the ignorant day, then be converted to snap, they can see the two pictures clear? Yes. They, they witness the revelation of the firm, they witness the revelation of the poor on how come gradually changing people good, one thing let me give you one example. Still the floor is open, give you an example.
According to Hanafi, Maliki Shafi Hanbury,
if one companion, one companion, say something, make a statement
and this statement, this statement became popular
became popular and nobody object to it.
this statement became evidence taken place after the Quranic text effects, this is will come next immediately.
But we can project any evidence
any statement by any campaign
will became popular, nobody object to it. It's true. You cannot say all I can leave it. It's not an opinion anymore. We call this delete. It's like it's not consensus. But this is will not apply to any other than the companions of one of the tablet instead, the statement became popular and nobody objected. It's his opinion.
That's why Abu hanifa Rahim Allah said,
when it comes to the tablet in the successors homebridge are when
they are men, and we are men like them. But the companions notes different case. There's different rules related to the companions.
So that's something set them apart from anybody else. Anybody else can think of something else.
Give the Sahaba very special different quality than any other else. Anybody else. Yes.
They willing to sacrifice their time but outside even the even the tambourine the success you need. This is so many people did that. Not only them
Not speak bad about them. Somebody said he said don't speak bad about any Muslim.
I'm very close to what you want
they are the best generation
with you and I'm trying to reach a point very good point. Yes.
I think the point is, all the companions are who do trustworthy
when you check the generators to make the to see the authenticity of the heading, do we check the authenticity of the companions
only you need to check one thing is he really a companion row, that's it.
But any but anytime any person comes later on, you have to
to bring prove that he's a trustworthy
that I can take from him
as hell this is something special quality for the campaign's nobody else has it in the whole entire
audio center. Why? Because the became trustworthy, not by Al Bukhari and ashmit they become trustworthy by the testimony of Allah and His messenger.
And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
showed the companions of Muhammad Sallallahu It was
really the also one of the things about the companions.
None of the companions was innovator.
But you have innovator among the tambourine.
The bigger the innovations did not appear and became a full of philosopher Cole.
Yanni the ideology of innovators, and the second snap did not have you became a philosopher called argument. In the time that campaigns This is Willie after that, and we talked about the term the companions, I'm talking about the time where the majority of the companions were alive, which is, by the beginning of the pilots time, or the mid of Annie's time, that when you call the first initial snap, that's from the time of the process, and then all the way to that end even been hijacked by him, Allah said in the middle, or by the end of Adam, of our stock, that's where most of the companion were living.
And by the time of our we're, so the vast majority, in that time, we're not the companion, we're the successors. There's so many, but the vast majority of population were the successors by the time of automatic of new mattawan, the vast majority were that third generation of Islam, they were catabolic tambourine, they became more popular, and you still talking about 115 120 130 hijiri, you talk about that. So, the third generation actually started appearing or became very popular by that time.
Anyway, so they among them, there is no innovators.
None of the action can be classified as bidder.
he when he was asked what is bigger, he said, what the profits are, some of them did not practice, nor one of his campaign, or any one of us can be
anything that the Prophet did not practice or any one of his companions. This is we call beta. So if he practice it, or one of his campaign practices that will not be considered with that anymore. This is something different than anybody else in the oma
set them apart. That's why in the habit of the alarm,
if the Masoud sit at home,
you have to understand their status. And sometimes they not we don't realize that what is really their stats. It's a very high status. In fact, in in I'm not talking about their sacrifice, how much they love the deen how much they support the deal. I'm not talking about that I'm talking only about the L. The L.
Also, the companion as much innovation as innovation. No doubt they have this knowledge, complete knowledge complete as not as individuals. That's why we might have By the way, a scholar who comes even in modern days.
Who more knowledgeable than so many of the competitors of Amazon let's not have any. Any for example Do you only memorize
Short sewers follow our heart in Atlanta Kolkata will ask some of your hosts all what you memorize sewers like this.
Can you compare him for example, to wash
or to ask them have been nujood
or to Hasson basally who memorize the whole entire course on with Docker art? No doubt, there are more knowledgeable than the Quran and Hadith.
That's why the Mufti is among the companions were not many, few, we call them discolors among the companies.
So, but as a whole, you look at the whole entire generation, their knowledge reach a level nobody as a generation can be. But individuals, yes, there is might one individual be better than another individual, in in Topeka saw
those who follow the footsteps of the companion of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, those who follow the footsteps of the companions of Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, they have a very unique methodology.
They have a very unique methodology when it comes to it. And the first point I would like to say here is
the way they
look at the L itself, how they define what the word knowledge means to the, to the early Muslim scholars and how it means to those who come later. As for the early Muslim scholars, knowledge for game knowledge for them is
word means certainty.
certainty in it means something you're so certain about. It's not something I don't know. I'm just
I'm just listening to this guy with his say.
Yeah, I'm just reading this to see what
is nowadays in so many of us when we take note when learning is not to establish certainty. And when we teach knowledge, we don't teach the knowledge establish the entity in the art, certainly bring tranquility to the heart in for them is something they are so certain about. so sure about. That's why what do you think the first meet the first type of knowledge will be connected to this? When you talk knowledge, what the first thing comes to your mind, if it's based assistente
the knowledge of
that's why in so many statements, you will find an N word in movie law. What is n? l is to know a law.
What is knowledge, knowledge is to believe in a law. What is knowledge definitelly was asked is to have feet in your heart from Allah.
What is knowledge is to have Taqwa.
It's always about Allah, that's the knowledge for them. So basically, this is the backbone of the knowledge. So everything you will hear from the early Muslim generation, and the surrounding around us, whatever will lead to Allah, whatever will increase your impact. And Allah, whatever will bring you closer to Allah will ever will connect you to a lot, that's what's known, anything will not do that. They don't call it knowledge,
information, entertainment, whatever you want to call it.
But that's not knowledge for them. And that's, by the way, a major difference between the way they learn the way they look at the knowledge and the way we look to the knowledge to them. Sometimes we look into not something to entertain us, just something not really to bring us closer to Allah. That's why that's why an Imam Safina theory, when his mother,
prepare him to go to the first class, what she told him
she told him my son golar and after you learn 10 issues, look at these issues that you learn 10 different 10, numerous errors,
gyms, things that you learn. After you learn these 10 issues, look at these issues, how they affect you, and new relationship with a law and how it will affect your manners is gonna make you better person when you deal with others. And it's going to make you a better person. When you go credit when you fast. When you make your app. It's going to make you closer to a lot if it's not changed.
Teacher and leave this stone much away.
That's the advice that she gave me.
No, I'm talking about the religious and the religion.
So that's the in that in the earliest about knowledge, no Sharia, that's what it is look at the people who came later on
or other than their way from the beginning there is a man his name a gentleman
who came to tell people that belief belief, belief is not to have knowledge of a law, no to have information about a law which is he called mattify to law
to just be informed about a law to know that is exists.
If you know that is exists, you are completely movement.
And this is the path that the monitors ILA assure, everybody follow that path? See how the different start from a very rooted area, it's all related to the methodology for the earliest in duration, they always refused the word malefor. To law they said it's an in knowledge. Because knowledge it means certainty. It means fear from Allah, it means love for Allah it means depends on a law, that's what leads them to it just not to know that these exist and you became a believer. Yeah.
So, anyway, they take magnified and after that,
it takes that direction in general. So for them is really is it to heat is knowing Allah subhanho wa Taala and worshiping Him alone.
For them, it means something lead to actions. Any knowledge will not lead to practice something they are not interested in.
Any knowledge will not help you to practice your D. They're not interested in and they don't care about as much. And that's what how they wrote their books.
I remember once I was in Chicago,
they had a conference in depot University, bunch of professors, Orientals talking about alcohol his method and say hello, hi.
So this thought they had like 10 minutes of argument about why he made this book mess like that. So confusing. Sometimes he put this chapter here he cut the Hadith half, and it's so confusing the way he puts his book. Yes, this criticism is a very old criticism, so Buhari that he the way he put it in order was not the best way. That's why some scar prefer Muslim over Buhari because the way Muslim organizes but it's much organized and Buhari. But anyway, even though I said the way he set or the titles of his chapters, it says regardless, I told him something I said, You know what, guys, you missing the point here.
The point of Buhari when he wrote his book, he's not writing it for professors and DePaul University, to use it as a curriculum to teach it and DePaul University. His book is about how Muslim can practice the religion. Simple as that he use simple language, simple methods, he comes to me because this is the only point from the Hadith. He put it here because it belongs here. He doesn't think about you guys, or the order in which more logical the sequence that make more sense or not, this is not something really heaping so much attention. This is not his main focus.
simple, straight to the point. That's the way they are. That's what you need to know. That's how you practice it. That's how the methods in general comes to knowledge. So the knowledge if there's no benefit under it, they will not talk about it. That's why so many argument came up later, only in the books which is written or the methodology of
the way of the scholar who came later who left the methodology or the wave early Muslim scholars. Like for example, my Tesla invented the issue which better the angels or the humans who cares.
I teach some some any. For example, I teach about
the profits and the angels the pose of the most excited and you guys someone if take the call
For me, the most exciting Of course, a part of my course is about the person. The one about Jin
is that as the messengers to the jinn they die they live Tell me who cares
about the live the diet, I don't eat or not taking my ham dinner place and then they don't adding the domain and traffic jam and jam traffic or anything in the street. So I don't care really about that.
But she some that's the most area that we're interested to know more about. Put lecture today about dreams, wow, we'll see a big line of people coming to to attend to lecture, but put lectures about something practical. They will they don't like people in the meetings, they like talks, more than actions, items. That's why any even countries became greater when they can have practical agenda, something they can go and do it just not talking and an argue without leading this demo to lead them to actually also aim for them. When there is differences between them different opinions. That was mercy for them.
That's why the the very famous statement, if the laughter Luna urashima that the differences between the owner is a mercy applied to the inner man among the early Muslim generation, but they're in a man who came later on or who follow other than the methodology. The differences was a curse to the oma
was a curse to the fight one another. They kill one another literally. And they were so bad towards one another. But you knew the differences of opinions in l don't think about what happened between Ebenezer bear and this isn't this is not about me. This was about something totally else you can know about it later. But in in the fatwah, which has been aroma. They've been a best of breed Massoud three different schools. In fact was that difference of opinions was a mercy for the oma
was the ease for the amount Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam.
This the language of the aim was very simple, easy to be interested. The l also led to honoring the map and the colors.
The way they learn that is totally different. One of the things about them when they learn that my brothers sisters, they don't care about how many
Jani when you read the pair and this is something you will notice. If you come to the class, when you compare the amount that I will teach you about the first 200 and the later on an 800 fidgety and above. You will notice something interesting that people later on cares about how many shapes that I studied under how many jazz I was able to collect. I have 800 chairs I have 700 chairs. I study under 1000 scholars, the early Muslim generation they look for the quality
and Eman Malik Lima Malik when Abou idrissa hernani which is wall great, great scholar, the great hundreds of Amersham when he came to Mecca, you know who Mecca this is a great opportunity. Now he coming from very far away, coming to Mecca.
The students eager to take the knowledge from him and the medic told his students nobody take any Hadith from them. Hold on.
He said let me see him first is not about quantity. Then he said nobody should derive anything from this man.
Next year, he said now he won't he watched him. He hide behind a pillar. And he said now you can take the headphone.
You know what? He said? Because first time when he came last year, I saw him when he read the Howdy. He was narrated, while his casual.
mean casual isn't Yeah, the prophets Allah Himself.
But this year, I noticed totally before he said the Prophet said he will not be casual he will sit properly and will be very focused. And he will pause for a second to make sure that he's saying absolutely correct. I noticed a difference in his manner and that a person deserved to be ashamed today.
Their methods even if choosing the shares, the scholar is totally different than the people later on.
They don't open give their ears to everybody give really good speaker give healthy somebody just grow big beer or put a big amount in the old days. That means a shift no doesn't doesn't work this way for them. And in an acrobat they've been sitting said in the AMA, Dean, fumble and mentor Houdini
is Dean. So you should be very careful when you're taking your dean from,
even the way they delivered the knowledge, they teach the teach note. And when they learn the knowledge, always added manners with it.
It goes together, and also graduate, they learn what has been official, they teach what has been official, they have added and manners with the scholars with the end with the knowledge on this is a very big area. We don't have time to go in it. But it is a very interesting area to see. Really big difference between
them and the people who came later on. You. You see the people who came in all they care about
things is not beneficial. And that would make people look so good evening, I remember something I noticed. I remember one brother said that I didn't notice that. But he really made it very clear to me. I was all thinking how to set it. But now I know how to say perfectly. One brother once walked out from a lecture and he said, martial law this lecture so good. I said how I didn't like the lecture. I did not understand most of it.
I said excuse me? Well, like he said, that means it's so good. Because it's so young, I couldn't understand most of it. That's the good copy. That's the good lecture. That's the good scholar, the one who use these big weird, all this terminology, never heard of it. That's not the way the original some scholars
also said and that show the difference in your pay him said lol is not about the differences of opinions. How many opinion you memorize any people very impressed? Somebody would come to tell you? Yes, there is 12 opinions in this issue 123 or any visible show me?
Wow, whoa, this is so good. This is real knowledge. That's not the knowledge no pay him said in logic and to know what is correct. And in to know how to understand why this is right. And why this is wrong.
is not by collecting how many opinion you memorize. Because no doubt you cannot memorize all these opinions all the time. But at least she knew why this is the correct and why this is why and why did she choose and this over the others.
Also, they were very careful about
the way they communicate with others and I will end with this point that the deliver the knowledge to the people who deserve it only.
And if they notice somebody does not deserve this knowledge, they will not deliver it. To the extent some of them went to an extreme went to an extreme and this area.
I'm not trying to push my class so much but if you come you'll find a very good example of somebody who went to the far extreme in this area and I brought him as an individual just to show you this point.