WhatS Your Excuse
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Salam Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh
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hamdulillah Hina Ahmed who want to stay in who want to study he want to start Pharaoh on our villa him in Cerulean for cinnamon sejati I'm Melina Maria de la Havana. mobila who were my youth will further had the era. Why shadow Allah Ilaha illa Allah who the hula Cherie Kara wash Madonna Mohammed Abu rasuluh Allahumma salli wa sallim wa barik ala Nabina Muhammad, WA Ernie he was Safi he was Selim Aloha Mata Sleeman kathira. And my bad my dear brothers and sisters have raised you to Allah and His praise and blessings be upon a prophet Muhammad sal Allahu Allahu alayhi wa sallam, his family, his companions and his followers until the day of judgment. I bear witness that Allah is
the only one worthy of worship and Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam his last and final messenger
la headman SNAM, one of the greatest scholars in Islam. He's Imam and know an Arabic grammars and he's an imam in the era art in the curato Quran. He is the last seven you know the famous seven double ra aka rot. He's the seventh one. His name is known as El Casa Rahim Allah Allah will Hassan.
And emammal Casa Rahim Allah has an interesting story to be shared.
He was It was said that he was old. And he's about in his 40s and early 40s. And he was at that time a shepherd camera on him.
And one day a woman was with her son and she was telling her son that you have to go to the madrasa to the school to learn otherwise you're going to end up like this and she pointed to as Casaya Rahim Allah by the way, let us perhaps the right if you don't go and study
and then Casaya when he said Kalyani I spoke to him honorable method Phil Jaha. I became an example for ignorant
and also there was another started on that air two era where he was told by people who see sets with piloted this manner Paula Inuyama I eat for follow lion's mane and yell hand for Lola.
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any tired you don't say I eat this is this is only if you're mentally tired. It's not linguistically Correct. Anyway, so they told him You told
Sit with us anymore because you didn't know how to speak I need to speak properly.
It was said that these two stories have been inspired that the man Kisara himolla to start learning, and he traveled around the Arab world at that time to collect and to learn the Arabic language. Until Imam Shafi Rahim Allah he's actually before the Shabbat. He said he if you think about Arabic language that is two schools, and any ABC knowing about the history of Arabic grammars and Arabic literature, there is something called Madras COFA and Madras Donald bustle. He is the founder of the murderous Donald Coover billionaires that's why he shabby Rahim Allah said, a nurse finesse er and Anil QSI is no one can bring anything better than what will catch eyebrow. I'm talking about
somebody start his journey started his journey into this in a very late in his life, Rahim Allah tion Kenya call Quinta Mr. Coulomb comes from outside. Every day I collect 5.5 issues I learned and I started increasing my knowledge one day after another until became he is an ocean of knowledge. Today I would like to talk about what is your excuse? Not to be as someone who has learned
not someone who's committed to learn his Deen why it's only when we talk about madrasah learning. We talk about kids and think of kids. What about us? What about parents? What about elders? Among our community who do not want to stay? You know, not learn. I'm not saying that to every one listening to my hope but today will become a scholar and move to another side. If it happened, I'm happy great. But at least everybody should seek knowledge and learn and be inspired to acquire knowledge.
Today the axis is knowledge is so easy. Knowledge is so widespread, but unfortunately knowledgeable people are very few people who are serious about learning now many
What's your excuse? I don't know if this is something interests me anymore. doesn't interest you to be among analysts. To be among those who are not ignorant, that Allah save you from ignorance
and make your learner person go to hell yesterday Latina and a moon our leadin Allah and a moon. Allah says they will never be equal. Those who knows and those who don't play Sydney cathedra said a man came to El Medina. I would and that city was Damascus at that time Abu Dhabi that used to live there. A man came all the way from Medina to Nabi salam from the medina all the way to Damascus. And he said I only came here to ask you about the Hadith I heard that you narrate one Hadith of the prophets of Allah.
But I magically had a you have nothing else to do in Damascus. He said now
you only came all the way to our city just for knowledge, just to seek knowledge. He said yes. Oliver in nice America soda license and before I tell you, whatever you came here for let me tell you what the process I'm sorry. Man Celica Perea can you tell if he Elman Sahar Celica Allah Allah will be Talia canola Jana
and an unreal narration Min internatia Berea anybody who was seeking a path of learning a way to learn,
he is seeking knowledge, Allah subhanaw taala will make an easy path for this person's agenda.
And he any man any knowledge, that is beneficial knowledge, any knowledge of Sharia, it's a verse in the Quran. It is you know, you come to the masjid for the chef to teach you how to read Quran properly, to teach you how to pray, teach you how the process or limbs pray, to teach you the Sunnah of how to fast to teach you this that whatever knowledge that is available for you to access and you learn, you listen to a lecture that will benefit you, you read the book that will benefit you. You put in your phone, you know recorded series of lectures in YouTube that are beneficial anything, any way any steps that you take to learn.
It will provide you an easy access to join because it will increase your knowledge and collegial connection, your conviction, your trust in Allah Subhana Allah and His deen and the hadith is long the term is an eternity and you can look it up because there is a continuation of the Hadith, but also can be met in tembisa. Yanni was seeking any type of knowledge, even if it's very small amount. The hadith is so general that will get you an access and get
To also you know, an easy way to go to Jenna don't you be among those who Allah Subhana Allah to Allah says in the Masha Allah him in regard to him that the true one who fear Allah subhanaw taala the one who truly fear Allah are the people of knowledge.
My brother and sisters al Bukhari Rahim Oh life is I hid behind him in his book and a chapter of Lenin, Carla Babu little tiebout fill in me will Hickman you should envy in a right way. Those who have knowledge and wisdom. Then he mentioned the head the statement of Rama or the Allah and which is difficult who have learned to survive to be learned persons in your deen before you became in a position of leadership. In our community, I always seen people became in the leadership of massage, schools, charities, you know, activist, but they never learned they never really were learning people under the dean.
So he said, make sure that you learn because before the time comes and you became in charge, you have to at least you're in charge of your family,
too. So what I innovated at least. So you should be learning you should learn your deen what's interesting waterberry Rahim Allah says after that
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alcohol. Allah said you should continue learning even after he became in charge or he became in a leadership position. You don't stop that's Rahim Allah said My alma about idle macabre. I'll continue learning until I die and amendment no robotic Rahim Allah He collected more Hadith than anyone in his time. In his lifetime no one have collected heading to like give them a robotic and these still seeking knowledge. I'm a mnemonic lived in a time where great scholars of Hadith so you have to appreciate that statement that mentioned by the scholar of his time. So he was asked, you have none Mobarak ILA meta textual in until one you continue to the looking for the Hadith and
documenting the Hadith pile Allah Allah lady at Tubu young Pharaoh anyway, including in Jana la Makoto, but who knows which one that I'm going to write which statement I'm going to hear that will be the reason for me to go to Jana. I'll continue to seek knowledge, basically until the end.
Another excuse that a lot of people cite, said I'm too old for this shuffling. You know, you can talk to your multiple students, you know, young people, but us we are old for that. We're not that young to seek knowledge. And I can't concentrate. I can't even focus anymore. It only takes me you know,
two minutes to get distracted. I have a good news for you older and this community. If you think young people have the ability to concentrate You're completely wrong. You know, they'll much worst case. But in any case, you know what, this a lot of people have this excuse said I'm too old for this. You know, I'm like too slow for this. You know, one of the greatest scholars among the Shaeffer er Robinson a man I don't even say man, kind of ugly for him. Yeah. And is Sookie when he wrote his biography he said this man was slow. He's not like the smartest person
blocking No Can you can little L but he used to repeat that what he reads. He read and revered and say man is one of the most important names and Chaffin he felt hands down.
How can you say this about him? That he admitted that he used to read an OEM for Chevron 500 times He repeated it until he said I mastered
this being not very many, the smartest the sharpest, doesn't need to be that way. You know Abu Hanifa Rahim Allah when you think of Hanifa men whom you have any tell me that the two students immediately everybody knows Abu Musa Muhammad Hassan Abu Hanifa one cent abusive, abusive. This is the Chief Judge Supreme Court of the whole entire Muslim world is not an Anna shock. Saudi is not just an individual. Abu Hanifa fell in NACA Bethuel fam, you're slow. You're not like very fast, lacking illogical. nwaba But your consistency, what made you smart, what made you able to succeed?
Another people say, I don't want to be a chef. He thinking or she thinking that seeking knowledge is only about being a chef. No, that's the wrong intention. You seek knowledge because you want to remove ignorance from you. In normal l mute Lagerfeld Jehan and enough's. So you come closer to Allah. So you love Allah more.
So you understand Allah more. So you come closer loved by Allah more. You seek knowledge so you worship Allah and the best way. It's not about being cheerful mature or anything of that nature.
Some people said I don't know where to start from. Okay, I got excited about learning but I didn't know where to start from Who do I listen to? What I can tell you. Simple look for what beneficial knowledge look for people with the correct APA, with the correct believe. An M is not for arguing. Not for boosting, not for the duniya mentale lemma in malubay Venus Liuba Hebei 100 amount oh you daddy were you Maddie be his super hot. Oh yesterday forward to her Nessie li for who have Inara oh come up on a salary. 7070 magic said anyone will learn the knowledge just for arguing for showing off for being famous for more popular and use social media.
Or to basically to argue with the scholars. That person should expect no place and they've judged me except hellfire.
People said I have no time. I'm married her family. I'm old have work. You know? What do you think of Sahaba when they became Muslim? What's their age?
You think they were like young 15 1718? No, Abubaker wasn't his 40s or Omar was in his 40s or late 30s When he became Muslim. That's when he starts his journey of seeking knowledge and learning the deen Yep, want to see what the Rahim Allah Hello Gemma and to devise it the scholar says you still have it is recommended for the person to start learning the Hadith Banda Salatin after the 30s in your 30s you start learning the Hadith an adjunct Mariah typical Josie Rahim Allah Josie Rahim Allah Allah, he starts looking for learning that element Korat? How old was it? No, Josie was 70 years old at that time. Do you know who he used to go to the hell hour to study with his son Yusuf? Who was
what a teenager at that time?
The Father and the Son. They go together to learn, you know, us but one of the greatest scholars in the Maliki felt Rahim Allah to Allah. He became interested in learning acknowledge in aid in late in his age. That's why he missed Malik Rahim Allah and the lathe and great scholars because he became interested in knowledge later on as he became older. And many scholars like that had been assigned to one of the great scholars and Hadith he started learning in his 40s You know, sign of having K son, the great scholars in the tambourine, who was the mentor of Ahmadnagar, ISIS and his children. You know, Rahim, Allah to Anna, they said, Karl, how can he start learning knowledge and writing
Hadith in the age of 70s? In the age of 70s, if an athlete said, I'm in my 80s, and I still feel the same excitement about knowledge that I had, when I was young in my 20s, and my 30s or 40s, Rahim, Allah God,
if new, have been has been one of the great scholars of our endeavors, he started in his late 20s 26 or 27. When he stopped learning the deen and he had an interesting story himself Rahim Allah to add he entered the Masjid. So he said, somebody said shows certainly don't pray to Raka.
Okay, next time he came was all set after us. So He prayed to the Turaga somebody said, You shouldn't pray to rock I never said when you pray also don't. Don't pray. And tomorrow comes, said Hola. And on the Martha Haley, and what I do I pray that you guys criticize me. I didn't pray you guys criticize me? What's the deal of that? Then he said, I went to my chef, a chef that I know. And I said, Can you teach me? Then he told me what's the answer. Then he said, How can I learn what happened and just come in and walk by he gave me a copy from water. Or he told me about the copy from automatic and that's where he starts his journey. Rahim Allah Tada. So he will not be told by
people do this. Don't do that. At least he understand. What's the deal? You know? And so many this is a challenge because I can tell on somebody walking in the street, and he saw this nice rope he put it on. So the guy said take it off. He took it off quickly. And he said he was told, you know, you're not allowed to put this on. So why he said this is for Scheffel Islam, which is a title at that time in Egypt. He was in he lived in Egypt, Rahim Allah. Then he said that time I decided that I would be Cephalus now so I can wear something like this. And he said I learned. You all heard about Shin Fifi, or him Allah the famous professor of the modern schooling was is also start late in
his life. He didn't start even chin up. They're normally normally seeking knowledge early in the age and in early
Ah but he was not his actually his will inspire him to learn is interesting. He met at a woman and he said I met her she knows more than me. She knows so much. And I felt shamed for whatever he said he left his hometown and he disappeared people look for her for years until he came back right here in mama tunnel and until he came back with a mama have I done it? So I don't think you have an excuse. So being old or being too busy or you have a family that's just give your excuse Blackeye and make that an inspiration day if you a day that you remember that you know what? I'm not any more going to be taking this unless I will take this more serious. As we go me I lost path to Allah. Give
us a dean and give us the love for L for the authentic M for beneficial LM according to Simone, let's talk for a minute.
hamdu lillah wa salatu salam ala manana Viva Hobart. So these are a common five excuses I found it. People always mentioned. And these are following my five tips that I recommend for you. If you want to start, you know what I want to change this number one, make a time and the daily basis or weekly base for learning
is not going to work. If you said okay, I'm going to learn, okay. Shefali told us today to learn I'm going to be inspired, it's not gonna work. This mediocre type of you know, style lifestyle is not going to work. But put a specific time but once a day or a time daily or weekly, and said this is the time where I will dedicate either I read a book with a chef that I trusted recommended for me or I listened to someone online that I trust any can benefit me or I read a book that is recommended for me. So it doesn't matter what new whatever methodology or whatever means that you use but making sure that you have a time on a weekly basis on a daily basis. Also, another thing that I will do
listen to a series of it's one thing to listen to general talk hear general talk, they're not gonna build you what's going to build you as something that is based comprehensive. So for example, you might take you know, a booklet, the other side of him to read the whole book a book like the 40 Hadith, no, and you take an explanation for it by a chef that is trusted, or there is a class here I come and attend class a whole Surah whole Jews are read the whole entirety of zero Quran, you know, that zero Quran not just random lecture here about Quran, London, Russia. But that's, that's not I'm talking about talking about someone who will build a good foundation and knowledge. You know, I want
to learn, for example, a whole chapter and Philip, you know, I take that I listened to it or I attended, or I read a book if you're capable of reading a book that it itself explained. They also one thing that I would recommend that you make sure that every month a new book that you start. And it will be a good idea to have a book club in the masjid or a community or friends or family, it became something that it is important that every month I introduce myself to a book, you can do audiobook. You know, you guys I don't know about Birmingham, but in UK, a lot of people either stuck in traffic on the street, you know, or in public transportation. You know, get some earpiece put it
in your ear, listen to something, a new book audiobook reading is an incredible important thing to increase your knowledge. Number four, I would highly recommend that you attend a class, pick one class, at least in your local mustard here hamdullah. This semester, it filled up weekly classes, daily classes monthly program, make sure that it's part of your program, part of who you are part of your schedule. Also, final tip that I can give you make sure that you look for friends who will help you to increase your knowledge. You know, a group of people when I was young, I remember one thing that benefited me personally the most, that I grew up with people who love knowledge, you know, and
none of my family or share or none of my family members or Chevron or scholar have or anything like that. But I was surrounded myself with the young men at that time when I was young, who very committed to learn will sit a book like the other Salahuddin would read it hundreds of time, you know, and we'll repeat it a book like, you know, even books and film we used to set like 10 of us and it's the like everybody read like 100 pages then somebody else under and when one setting we will be finishing three 400 pages, you know, and just just in one setting. And that's the level of commitment and level of inspiration that we inspire each other. And we read a book and we said hey,
I listened to the whole entire explanation of this book, and I'm going to teach it to you guys. I was in high school, then the other person, I read this but listen to this book, I tend this lectures to share and I'm going to teach it to you guys. And when you teach me that I know that there's not a Mufti but he's I know that his practice what you learn, oh, maybe he did a seminar there, this issue need to be reviewed, and we grow together.
You know, so that's something that you know, not everybody can do that. But if you can find a friends like this will be great. If you can, your family, whatever class that you take, here, you listen online, come and tell people on your family, sit your kids, your wife, your husband and share with her the information that you learn, or friends, you know, make a questionnaire about the book that you read, and teach people anything that you can do to be able to observe this knowledge and to share it something that you should try to do. So with these steps, I can guarantee if you do slowly step by step next time Shala maybe next year when I visit Greenland messed it. I'll see a lot of
people come and sit chef does that gonna look at you know what, I was able to finish the whole Quran Tafseer Quran I never read this from my life. You know what? Yeah, I never read like a chapter on Sahadi No, I did. And I listen to the explanation of advice. Yeah, axon. So just take your time and start doesn't matter how old are you how busy you are. All was there is a time for knowledge and there is no time for excuses. So when you die and you meet the last panel to Allah, you will be resurrected and gathered with the best of people, the people of knowledge. May Allah Subhana Allah to Allah make us atman also their knowledge is for his sake, and will seek the knowledge that will
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