Channel: Yaser Birjas
Ramadan 2016 – Late Night Khatirah
Heart Softeners – Readings from the book “The Believers Reminder”
The chapter of knowledge right? Last time last night we were talking about the virtue of the virtue of knowledge. What Allah subhanho wa Taala says about in the Quran, what the prophet sallallahu Sallam said about it as well, and what the olema they spoke about the virtue of knowledge. And definitely it's something's panelo when you look at it, it's one of the greatest things that you could ever acquire in this life and this world, it's much more valuable than than your money, much more valuable than your your name and your fame, whatever that you acquire from the gains of this world, that is nothing compared in comparison to the value of knowledge. Today, continuing the same
chapter and shout out about our data, but from a different angle. Now that we know the virtue of knowledge, what is the virtue of learning? Okay, you know, you convinced me learning knowledge is valuable, but what am I what do I get? If I put myself on the path of seeking knowledge, for Lila to the validity darlin corner him Allah,
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Allah, Allah, Allah Allah Allah forum in Khalifa ricotta minto, if a two liter SOHC COVID de falola na forum in Kula felco, Allah subhanho wa Taala speaking in the context of Al jihad, the Disability Law, he says that basically, when makkonen mineralium tooru capsa. It's not for the believers all together as a community that should go all together to the battlefield. Then he says fellow Lana forum in Kolkata minimum pifa means there should be from every large group from every group of the believers, there should be five which is a smaller group, the smaller group, the smaller group, should defend itself you know, behind and stay behind, so they could learn.
So they should actually learn and then when the people who go out there come back to the community, at least they find they find knowledgeable people, where they can benefit from vanillite Baraka with Allah, Allah, Allah azza wa jal first Allah Allah decree in kuntum la tala moon, ask those who have the knowledge if you don't have knowledge yourself first.
In quantum law, dalaman Allah subhana wa tada codevilla what the people have
which means knowledge in itself is what is also different. Remember last night, we were asked about the meaning of decode. I will say because not just a matter of you know, pronouncement of the panel our handler Level A lot, a lot A lot. But obviously, this is the most important thing to pronounce a dick. But it becomes a different format. And one of these big formats of the equivalence panel data is application of it. One of them here is also secret knowledge as the last panel that I said, First,
ask those who have the decode the meaning of it, the understanding of it, in quantum law alone, if you don't have that knowledge, which means that's a huge virtue for the knowledgeable people. And as if Allah subhana wa tada is telling us, you should be you should become one of them. You should put an effort aspire to become one of these people kolomela bar, as from the son of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam for kolu sallallahu alayhi wa sallam mansilla, Qatari konnyaku Buffy elmen Celica La Habra, hitori Elgin and Salah caparica. Yet loopy Hellman Celica La Jolla tariqa intergender the Messenger of Allah Azza wa sallam said, Whoever takes the road or a path towards
seeking knowledge, Allah subhana wa tada will take him on a path or take him on a path to agenda. So basically, once you embark on this journey, once you put your first step towards start learning, and start you know, memorizing and reading and educating yourself about the deen of Allah subhanho wa Taala once you put yourself in that path, Allah subhana wa tada will open a path for you towards Arjuna I mean, obviously there are so many handler paths that will is when fasting is one path, giving choices one paths Allah is a path that requires a path, and one of them is also seeking knowledge.
So you might set handle, I have enough paths open, right. But I would suggest that you never really never, ever, you know, just be satisfied with the number of roads that you have taken to the agenda. Open as many rows as you can.
As many rows as you can, as you grow in life as you grow older as well. Your chances with one road versus the other will be different. So you make sure that you open as many roads as you can sort of general in the light of arakata and seek knowledge is one of these roads, Wakata sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and the Messenger of Allah Azza wa sallam said, tolerable. elmy farinata Allah Kula Muslim seeking knowledge is fareeda which means an obligation upon every Muslim. The word Muslim is what? Men right?
What about women? Are they included? Of course? Absolutely. So secret knowledge is an obligation upon every believer, man or woman. Because some of us might say, but hold on a second. What does it mean exactly? How am I
Should I should I really learn? I mean, when do we come to an end? What is it that considered enough for me to substitute to fulfill that obligation? The allameh declassify the degrees of knowledge in two categories.
So there is there's there's basically what we consider that the the threshold, the minimum amount of knowledge that is required from you to learn in order to perfect your basic obligations. And that is in both in matters of faith and matter of practice of the deen. So in matters of faith, and matters of faith right now, what is the basic minimum knowledge that I'm required to acquire over here? What do you guys think? To Know what?
The six articles of faith right? So we know about Allah subhanho wa Taala let's take them one at a time. When you want to know about Allah azza wa jal what is the minimum that you are required to know about Allah Subhana Medina, what is it?
So which means what? To believe in Him, first of all, his presence
and to believe in what and his oneness and to believe that he is Hannah what Allah is the only daily worthy worship panel data and to know to believe that he is the one who created the one who gives them to expect you believe in the basics right now, do I need to know all the names of Allah subhana wa tada to perfect my Eman analyzer? The answer is no.
Do I need to know all the meanings of these names of Allah subhanho wa Taala like a semi Albacete alcohol. Al Motta Cabral, Mohammed and Aziz. Do I need to know the names of the meanings of all these names? The answer is no. As long as I believe in these names, so there is a there's that minimum that qualify me to become an handler true believe in Allah subhana wa, let's take another article of faith, such as the belief in the angels. As a Muslim, I'm required to believe in the angels, right? What is the minimum that I'm required to have? Or to believe in order to perfect my belief in the angels? What is it their existence? What else?
That there is a creation of Allah azza wa jal, right.
And and basically, that's, that's more than enough.
That's basically more than enough. Do I have to know all the details about the angels? Like how, where would they create from when? How many? What do they do their names? All these details? Do I have to know all of that, to perfect your Eman? Obviously, the more you know, the better it is. But the minimum is just to believe the entity or the creation of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And it exists, that's it.
And then when it comes to the NBA, the same thing to the book, same thing of Cordell cutter and the Day of Judgment, same thing, to have the bare minimum of that knowledge that qualify you to become a true believer. Anything beyond that, that's now where the virtue of knowledge comes in.
learning the basics, even if the average person children, they have that basic knowledge. So there isn't really much competition in there. But where's the competition among the people of knowledge is to learn more.
So if you would like to learn more to have this hashish of Allah subhana wa tada we talked about last night, that sense of fear of a larger the conscious fear of Allah subhanho wa Taala based on love and reverence. What do you need to do? You need to learn more about him subhana wa Tada. And the more you learn about Allah azza wa jal, the more harsher you develop for him subhanho wa Taala.
And the less you know, the most likely This person will cross the line against the lies the virgin lines of disrespect.
Same thing with the angels, how would you make your relationship with angels sound and proper? You need to know who they are? What do they do, and and wireless, dedicated you know them for this and that task and so on. The more you know, the greater you start understanding the purpose of this universe panel with Allah that Allah created. So this is the minimum again, and then you have the virtue of learning more people, they would come to you and they'll ask you about the angels. The more you know, the more you will be able to benefit others as well with that knowledge. So that's in terms of faith. Now in terms of in terms of practice, let's talk about sola.
How much knowledge am I responsible to acquire in regard to the subject of Salah? What do I need to learn exactly? What do you guys think?
Do I need to learn how to do tahajjud?
Do I need to learn how to do Serato is to scar to seek and seek rain to have to learn the details of that? No, but what do I need to learn the obligation of the five daily prayers I need to learn when do they come in and when did they end?
I need to learn how they performed and as a result of learning that I'm going to need to be learning I need to learn how to make bahara How much do I need to
learn the basics, how to clean yourself, and how to make your Salah valid when you make your Shahada. These are the basics right now. And everybody should should know this knowledge by now.
And then you have extra knowledge. The format's of the Salah, and the sunon, what breaks Allah, not maybe in details, and so forth. And the ideal and the evidence is all of this adds extra knowledge for those who would like to be among the LMR or the students of knowledge. But as a as a believer, you have the bare minimum that you're responsible to learn.
To my surprise, my dear brothers and sisters, is that among the Muslims who were born in Islam, they were raised in a Muslim community, in a Muslim family so hard Allah for so many years, a lot of them don't even have the basic knowledge of these things.
Like even the basic in these things, you'll be surprised, you will be surprised
when it comes to believe in the Quran as a book of Allah Subhana Allah you'll be shocked and surprised that some brothers and sisters and some of them might even come to the masjid. They even have the sound understanding and the sound belief in the Quran as being the book of Allah Subhana Allah Donna, they're confused about Lumsden. When it comes to Salah you'll be surprised, some people don't even know. They don't even know the basics of Salah in terms of the format and what's to be said and how to be said and so on. Don't even have that knowledge. And that is so sad. So when it comes to
portable Elmi, Florida, you as a believer right now, you need to explore your knowledge. Where is it? At what level? Where do you see yourself? Have you already acquired the basics? And now you should be taking yourself to the second level, or your or the handle and the second level? And you should now be working on what? The third and the fourth one all the way up there? Where are you? Where do you stand in terms of knowledge? Some people, some people unfortunately, they only feel satisfied with the basics. Remember, we talked about the bedwin that came yesterday we talked about him and heighten the VISTA lalala sallalahu who came and I said jasola I'm not gonna add any more.
I'm not gonna take anything out from this.
Now many, many Muslims these days the living this attitude, the Bedouins attitude will come to the man with come to their Deen the knowledge. That's what they're looking for. I don't need anything more than just knowledge that would help me cross the bridge over jahannam.
So what I need anything extra is too much for me to learn. So they just kind of put on the side. However, if you see how they spend their time, and how they spend their life unnecessary in what is it what is what is the most beneficial to them? They're learning. But what are they learning? Exactly? Maybe not so beneficial things for them. About the DA, Mo la de la Toronto, Paul allama masala 10, a hub boo la mente ami Laila.
He said for me to learn one single masala, the meaning of metal over here, meaning an answer to something or an issue, whether it's in filk, and salon in Nevada, and a man to the fire learn something new. That is much more beneficial to me than standing up all night and pm.
I know a lot of people actually put so much effort in in devotional actions. And we don't want to underestimate the value of being, you know, in devotionally. By that, but
having proper knowledge is much more important. And if you guys would tell me, what is the Why is it? Why is it that you learning something new, is much more beneficial than spending all night and Pamela and tahajjud? Why is that?
Because if you do that Eva, you might not be doing it properly, because you lack the knowledge for it. That's one thing, what else?
Because when you do you're a bother all night, who's benefited from this?
Probably just you, right? But if you learn something new, who's gonna benefit from that piece of knowledge?
A lot. You wouldn't even know when you can use this knowledge upon but you'd be surprised how much you can benefit people when you learn something new. And that's the purpose. That's the purpose of knowledge you learn and you teach other people and here's our da da da da da da and he says, The following one Massara that's better for me than spending the night in a bar. However, shaitaan is very clever.
Shaytan is very clever. For example, some of us might come up with for example, for the Hyatt and for the masjid for others for Halla concern. We come a little bit late
had already started. Now we battle the feeling should I sit down to listen and learn or should I pray to to record first and then sit down by the time I I upgraded to Raka
Sheriff might have passed, you know, five minutes in his speech. So I lost I lost a lot. So, what do we do then? So no knowledge is more important than soon.
So let me come to the halaqa.
And we skip, listen.
Is there anything to do?
I mean, I would assume Yeah, if it happens once every maybe 10 years for you.
But if your attitude is always coming late to the program, and then you skip the hotel,
then there is something wrong with you, you know, way of dealing with a vida versus knowledge.
So you're gonna have to balance it properly, that you do your division a better and you also you learn as one. We've seen that from our earlier manual machine. So policia. lithiumion Rahim Allah, Allah I remember him very well. When he finishes his salon, usually, it's time for this to be right. People don't have patience.
The moment the moment the chef says that our Grandma sanghamitra Lada Turner, he turns around, people, they start coming closer, they want to ask the question right away. And I've seen the chef who says this, but
which means Wait, be patient, and he's doing his best if someone else comes in, be patient. I learned the hard way because I was one of those people that he's called it actually very well and
I came on time, you know, I was still new. So I want to take that opportunity and just kind of like extending my hand to shake hands with him. He pushed me and I was wait. I'm like, whoa.
But I learned the hard way. Which is true. If every time the chef is gonna stop his gentle spear because someone's gonna ask a question shake hands he would never do is disappear after summer.
So we learn that we see the chef who's doing his test, we start kind of like lining, you know, around him making half circle, waiting for him to finish. And then we ask our questions. Similarly, when the chef wants to give his Hallock or his class, the same thing, he finishes the Salah, he does this test be he praises soon, and then he comes to teach. So sometimes return comes to you and in the form of an advisor for you. Okay, listen, knowledge is actually is important than hedging. Okay, I'm Elaine. Therefore, just go and open a book and read. You don't have to do keyamo Lane. Okay, you don't escape it one night and second night and third night and becomes a habit that we never
practice what we learn, what's the point then?
We're gonna have to balance this. When you learn to benefit other people. You also need to practice to benefit yourself as one color. What color
or color isn't a Buddha? He said, Allah Allah Manuel, Mata Allen Sheree, can you feel higher? wasa Uranus Hamidullah? momstart he says over here
allemaal medallion is the scholar, the one who's learning how to sculpt the one who educates the people the educator basically, while motala the student of knowledge. He says they are partners in goodness. They're partners in that higher powers that one is given the other one is take one is soliciting The other one is offering. So they're like partnering and helping and assisting one another one is learning and one is giving that knowledge. Mashallah. So they are already in the process of creating some sort of like a good company. That's what it means. But what's that illness? Hamadan, Laffy raffia and the rest of the people like the mob, there is no much hieronder
panela I mean, honestly, this statement is so profound when you go out in the streets here.
When you go out and look how people behave, how they live their lives, as Allah described, as if they basically they see no end to this world.
There is no interest in learning anything and the muskmelon the problem with the Muslim community, specifically among our young brothers and sisters these days, they lost interest in learning their Deen, many, many reasons for that. I still blame the digital media to be one of these big factors actually affecting the quality of knowledge. Because most of us right now, if you can't have access to knowledge by googling it from your cell phone, why do you have to open a book and read it anyway?
If you can have a PDF file of that book on your cell phone, why bother buying a hardcopy
so that when the book is not in your face, you don't remember it. Even if you claim that you have 1000s of books on the cloud. You don't see them you don't remember them. You don't learn from them. You don't open them somehow. So the digital media is affecting the quality of our learning.
And that's why the alma mater alum they always have the burning desire to teach and the motor Allium, the student has the burning desire to learn. So they're always in the process of creating this kind of good company, the hire for it. Once the student of knowledge stop asking
The educator might never have the opportunity to find people to teach. And once we get to this point, the element goes into stagnation. And when it goes into stagnation and doesn't grow, the quality and the community start dying out. So Paula, one of the interestingly, any stories you read from the history of Islamic oma is an Imam.
Malik Rahim Allah, the author of an alpha alpha is a over a 1000 line of poetry that he composed in Arabic grammar. Magnificent. If you go to any Islamic University right now, most likely they will, they will reference this actually this book, or this poem, or they teach that one. We started that in Medina.
We remember studying in Panama. It's amazing. However, however, their element they say, that poll wasn't popular during his time. It only became popular after his time, which means when he died, he wasn't as popular as he became after his death. Why is that? The people of his generation had no interest in learning.
They're busy living their life, entertainment, recreational life, enjoying the moment. And they always procrastinate and don't have time for this, they say about him in his biography. He used to come out to the gates of the School, where he used to teach a walk, where he used to teach Actually, there weren't so many students coming in to learn and feel free.
So he would stand by the gates of the school.
And he would call the people he will ask them anyone interested in learning grammar, Arabic grammar,
anyone interested in learning?
Is there anybody who wants to learn, you know, also, he's calling the people to come and learn.
Not so many people benefited from his presence. As Apollo, he died, like, you know, being almost anonymous. wasn't until later. Some other students of knowledge, who later on Bitcoin became a man, they found that his poem is amazing and magnificent. And he started studying it, and then put in commented on it, and it became popular, and then became the most popular of all time. So panela. There was Baraka there were sincerity in that in that actually effort that he made, that allows that preserved for him long after he died. So he will say that alma mater alum shuriken its partnership between students of knowledge and the teachers.
And if they're not, if they stop having this kind of companionship and this partnership, everybody loses, the entire community actually loses that. We'll call him on lodato Kala Shafi radi Allahu Allahu taala wilhelmi after Lumina nephila to seek knowledge the man and Shafi said seek knowledge is definitely much more beneficial than the natural praying to Raka. I can remember who is speaking
that Imam Shafi if you talk about their level of worship, compared to ours, they have all the right to say listen, so you cannot abandon your nephila. Why is that because they do a lot already.
For us, some of us they take this as an evidence for themselves that Oh, spotless, I don't have to pay the sinner because I need to do this and to do that, we never follow the sooner I want you to balance it. So don't get lazy in performing the sooner and then after because you still would have the benefit of that. And Charlotte with a lot of our time, we'll call a federal mostly federal mostly fed and mostly fed hydro Mohammed. They've been in Russia as well as the one of the righteous predecessors and also those people who had an ascetic life who lived in an era he died around 170 hijiri. He said, Karla, la Sol, Maria Luisa ammonia, and ammonia bomb Oh, shut up. What are your
mood? Isn't it true? That when you when you prevent the sick from eating, drinking or medicine isn't to this person will die? The answer is obviously Yes. karlova say of course, absolutely. colloca radical culpa. This is the example of the heart is it? Either money on Hulu Elmo, Al hikmah Ahmed, if you if you stop knowledge and wisdom from coming into the heart, the heart will die.
Which is true.
And that this this heart that you have, I mean, we all exercise and we make sure to stay physically healthy and so on. But what is it that keeps your heart Your hearts alive? Is that knowledge that hikmah that is processed over there? See Allah subhana wa Taala with the laws that He created us, He created us without proper knowledge.
Meaning, we just have in the basics, the instinct as children, and we learn in the process. So therefore, he says of Hana what Adelman, Karla xojo call la Harajuku
Number two, the Omaha Tacoma talamona Shay It is his honor Ouattara, we took you out of the of the wombs of your mother's let alamanda have absolutely no knowledge.
And then to be fair, he gave you the instrument by which you collect this knowledge. Corolla Kusama, while Apsara, will effetre. And he gave you some hearing ups on site. And if either if that means heart by which you process that knowledge,
you know, why do we say that the heart is a process of knowledge when we know that it's all it comes from where? From the brain? There's actually a huge connection between the brain and the hearts panel. I mean, when you make a decision, when you make a decision, what is the first impact on any decision that you make? Is it something in the in the head or something in the heart? What do you guys do? Right? Do you feel it? Or do do you get headache? Or do you get a hard pair of chest pain?
Usually you feel the pain and the heart You don't feel the pain in the head? Why is that? Because they're connected.
They're very connected.
And whenever you make a decision, the hardest is involved in that decision as well. But we say the heart might not necessarily be the flesh itself, but a function that Allah subhana wa Taala has given that heart. It's a function that in which in which makes it actually, you know, kind of like a process of this information. And that's why whenever someone wants to make a strong decision, they always say you have to have a brave heart, or a strong heart. Why because this is where we do these things of holla. So eat the same thing to your heart needs at the end. And your heart needs that wisdom.
And if you don't have him, that's a disaster, the heart is actually running on empty. And if it's running on empty, whether it dies out becomes so dry and dries and dies out. Or you always feel empty from the inside, you always feel confused and exhausted and tired.
Never, ever stop learning. I remember advice from one of our panelists said listen,
every single day says every single day two things they advise us read at least one, one page,
at least one page, from any book that you choose, just read one page every single day. That's one thing.
Of course, this is a part of this a very and a very, very low threshold for many, right? But just starts keep something alive. Keep reading, that's one. Number two, it said back in the day before the digital world became now most popular, is always keep a notebook with you.
And that notebook, you keep it with you every time you learn something new. Just write it down.
learn one thing new and write it down. SubhanAllah I remember when I was in Medina university, I mean, we were students. So we were broke, obviously. So even buying a note notebook would be a big deal sometimes. So what I used to do, I have some extra no paper. So what I do, I cut them in and make them squares, and then staple them together to create my own notes panel. So I have a stack of these notes. And I used to everything with every time I read a book I keep in my pocket. Every time I read the book, I listen to a lecture, I attend the gathering, I listen to the radio, whatever that I do, whenever I learned something interesting, I immediately write it down. So I write down I wrote
parla many of these these notes, magnificent gems from scholars from books I read from experiences I had from things of how it was amazing it was such a beautiful experience every now and then I go back to these notes and flip over you know the page and read what I what I learned was interesting to these things. Sometimes I add the date to know exactly when this happened to me.
One day I went to
the University we had a phone booth back then before the course the smartphones and so on. So you go there and you you check in you take a booth you make your phone calls, and you leave if you want to call international something like that. So I remember I went to the phone booth over there panel and i i put I took the note out I was taken maybe writing something and then I left halfway on my way back to the dorm as I was walking I remembered I don't have my note ready to go
well I start running back like crazy.
I ran back so quickly. And I said I left my note in there I want to go and check it out. Just pick it up because yeah sure. I went in there and it was a god
somehow that moment you have no idea it's felt for me like I lost the most valuable asset of my life.
And I just like full so so paranoid so scared. I start asking looking at every single booth down on the ground somehow everywhere. And and then I went back again walking look on the ground to every single path.
I've been to see if I dropped it maybe somewhere. And I just I looked everywhere. I asked people, I stopped people, did you go there? Did you pick up something for me? I spent almost an hour maybe more just going back and forth trying to figure out where that Not, not book actually went. When I realized that I couldn't find I will not be able to find it anymore. And it's gone. When I realized that I actually sat down on the ground and I cried.
Well, I cried, I cried for like, like a baby.
I guess it was so valuable. The amount of knowledge, the amount of valuables that I put in that note was so amazing. Literally, when I lost it, it was it. I just missed that. I'm going to handle it. later on. I compiled more notes as well. And I still have some of them as well with me for the last version. I still have some of them. And I keep looking back and says, Wow, this amazing panel, I read this from chef who died from this book and that book, they're amazing. They're gems. And I want you to have this habit of compiling and collecting your knowledge, one line at a time. One single honor that it could be something you read in a book, something you listen in a heartbeat, or maybe a
personal experience with a friend with a relative out there, whatever that you read, just put that down, write it down with your own your own words, and save it for later. At some point, you will see that this legacy can be your own inshallah dalasi to start writing books to help other people to live Elmo naffaa me into Vietnam has been official for other people after your time. Here.
First, well, mostly like you said. So when you prevent knowledge and wisdom from reaching to your heart, your head your heart does out.
And once the heart is dead alarm, Stan as Allah subhanaw taala says to Microsoft boo boo agrra overshadow cassava, then their heart hardened, became like rocks. Probably even worse than rocks. I should do cassava. Although the rocks sometimes can be softer than some people's hearts because some of these rocks can gush water out of them. And some of them can rivers can flow from from beneath and between these rocks and some of these rock just fall out of fear from our last panel. But some people's hearts are much harder and worse than a lot of these rocks alumna Stan Kala kalu Bella and he sakalava sadhak demand mazara himolla c'est la Casa La it's true for in Nevada al COVID el moon
hikmah cousin de the nutrition for the heart is an lm will Hickman knowledge and wisdom will be Hema hyah to the life of the heart is by these two things come up and adjust the time. Just exactly how the how the body is nourished by food. Such The heart is always nourished by knowledge and wisdom. Holloman falcoda Elma circleboom, Murray, whoever, whoever missed knowledge, if you don't have that knowledge, then your heart is sick. Basically, your heartbeat gets weak and becomes prone to these, you know, illnesses and and chances to fall weaker and weaker and get really sick. Call 102 who loves him? And if it continues, then death of this heart becomes inevitable. You can't stop it.
Unless you revive the heart. Well, I cannot I don't feel that and it's dying slowly. It hope dunya or sugar will be up to Allah Sasa because there's love for this dunya and getting busy so much in this dunya really makes the makes the heart numb. So you don't feel that it's dying and don't feel that it's actually sick and it's dying alone must die. And this is the message for the brothers and sisters that our young brothers and sisters today.
You guys are going to have to make this conscious decision in your life. You have to you have to cut you know through the temptations of this life that you have around you. You have to cut for yourself a path for seeking proper knowledge. You have to if you don't know how, then come and ask.
You might be given just a path on your own to seek knowledge for you just give you a book here you go read this book. And when you're done, come back to me I'll give another book or maybe you'll be asked Okay, fine. What are your questions and you learn to ask them questions, but never ever stop learning. Once you stop learning, that's when you die. And again we said that we talked about that yesterday. knowledge we talked about the secular knowledge and Islamic religious knowledge
I know that we always continue learning the secular knowledge but the spiritual and the elder last pass speak about in the Quran and the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam is this knowledge that is actually beneficial for you in the dunya and Africa. So that's the thing that you need to also to worry about and you need to learn continued learning inshallah zildjian Khurana hula Mineo, Mukesh pillowtop we see
Refer to the last version from the day when the report will be open with similar level data is that actually that cover will be removed. What cover is that? The cover that conceals the ACA from us, the cover that doesn't allow us to see beyond the material world. And that will happen when this happens. It will be too late for us, because it will be gone from this world. And that's when you see the reality. So he says call upon our auto Villa minio Mukesh filata, we asked our last panel data protection and we seek refuge with Allah azza wa jal from the day when that seal is is removed. And that bird is removed.
pilot for in the NASA neon because people they're just sleeping fairy their motto in Tebow when they die. They wake up
and that is true.
But when you wake up, unfortunately you cannot say that's a dream. I have to go back again to sleep. That's it. That's the reality of life. Academy mestrado the allowed Allen alaikum bill Elmi habla Anuradha seek knowledge and a Campbell lm Kabbalah, Anuradha, you seek knowledge before knowledge is gone.
What's the meaning when he says before knowledge has been taken away, he says Carrara who moved to Nevada house is going to be removed, Adam will be removed by the removal of its carriers,
you know, whenever they might die,
who can replace them? Hello, I remember, in the last decade or so, we lost a great number of Muslim scholars in the Muslim world.
Not so many people might have your money
or see the importance of their lives. But for those who have been there, like myself, for example, we went around some of these elements. We we lived with them, we learned with them, we started you know with them. And we have seen their element that the level of knowledge and the level of Eman and Paladin are flat and their manners, unbelievable. Through low role models, really.
So when we hear one of them dies, suddenly we start freaking out. Like, okay, so who's gonna, who's gonna take his place.
And when you think of his students, in our minds and hearts, no one reached the caliber of this atom.
So therefore, the element in our in our understand is declining in terms of quality. quantity is increasing, actually, because every year more books are being funneled into the Islamic disciplines and libraries. But the quality is declining, unfortunately. So he says over here, you need to seek knowledge before it's gone before it's removed. And how is this not going to be removed by the removal of the scholars, by the removal of the scholars were in a dilemma, the element, he said you need to understand and wake up for the reality. No one has been born knowledgeable.
Right? No one is born. Anyone he was born with a certificate of ultimate knowledge. Nobody claims that. He says we're in the middle of it. But knowledge comes through learning.
Knowledge, come through learning. So this evening, tonight, before we leave this measure,
and inshallah Tada, this Ramadan, before it's gone. You need to make a commitment.
You need to make a commitment. And I really recommend and suggest for you guys, after we're done from this session, to go on the site
and reflect on these words,
grab a pen, piece of paper and write down your own course of action as a result of this, what is it that I'm going to do right now next in Charlotte Avada data to increase my knowledge. However,
I also want you to be responsible. What does that exactly mean? Some of us right now might feel motivated that okay, inshallah, what I'm going to do, I'm going to quit my job and go travel to the Middle East inshallah xuejun. And register in one of these Islamic, you know, institutions and so on. So to learn and study and become, you know, an Imam and Allah, I'm not asking you to do that.
What I'm asking you is to look into the local resources you have around you benefit from them.
Another thing, when we talk about local resources, a lot of people they always want to aim high, and which is good, which means inshallah, I'm going to go and learn from shirahama.
I'm going to go and learn from shall have the NASA for example, and so on. So when they go to Schiphol monisha farmers are busy.
They go check out the NASA is traveling, or this and that so what do they do? Yeah, they are busy, they're not available for us. So they quit.
You know, sometimes sometimes, it's better for you to learn from a brother or sister around you in the masjid. What are the higher degree from you in terms of knowledge, then you go all the way up there
when the gap is huge, between
so I highly recommend when it comes to the local resources, look for a brother or sister whom you can see that they have a handle a better understanding of the deal or maybe a better level of knowledge than you and then try to team up with them says hey listen, I would like to learn something from you. What do you want to learn to read? I want to read this book with you. I want you to teach me something about this and
see if I understand you know, the the six articles or whatever, start learning with them. You benefit yourself and you benefit them as well and Charlotte have Alcoa data, but I want you to take a course of action as a result of this. Make commitment that you learn something new, every single day.
If you want to take notes, obviously that's the best create your own fancy beautiful notes, make them digital fine, but never stopped taking notes and learning and adding to knowledge in Charlotte about a katana one item at a time bidding Allah azzawajal Allah subhana wa gave us all the ability to acquire this knowledge your brand I mean, we ask Allah subhana wa tada to open our hearts
to the M and hekman wisdom, we ask a lot to fill our hearts and our minds with with knowledge and with wisdom or bad I mean, we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to make these hearts you know, nourished by the by the knowledge of the Quran and the Sunnah of the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam We ask Allah subhana wa tada to make us among those who would have this love, this love for him and for seeking the knowledge and the love for the aroma and those who have acquired the knowledge. We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to make us among those who learn that beneficial knowledge and benefit from what they learn. We ask Allah subhana wa tada to help us take that as a testimony for our
truthfulness era. But I mean, to make this this knowledge that we learn as an evidence in shallow data for us to acquire general blind I mean, we ask Allah subhana wa tada to make this knowledge as an evidence for us, not against us. We ask Allah subhana wa Taala to make us among those who are learning the basis and grow your brand. I mean, we ask Allah Subhana to make us like Rasulullah sallallahu ala mentioned, my fatty hotel hide, which means we become keys for goodness, and locks against all evil horrible and I mean, but handler by Musa la Vina Mohammed and Radha Adios.
Any questions? Yes.
So basically, we know we learned that you know that the different levels of knowledge and then price in the sun of coming for the height and measure and so on. So when we want to learn, I want to know what is fought for me right? And bring that to Iraq as soon. So how can I know that I need to play the Torah first if I need to acquire the right. People are different levels of knowledge. So this is basically it's I cannot say this for everybody. However, there is no doubt. In order for us to benefit from the knowledge that we're learning. We have to practice it.
And if you know that the hiatal Masjid is required whenever you come to the masjid, and every time you have an excuse not to pray, because the halaqa has already started. You've never practiced that so narrow. That's the problem. And the LMR, they say hatoful l mobila, LML fena. Jabba hawala,
L is calling upon practice to come in. And if it doesn't show up, it will depart. So if the practice of the enemy is not alive, on constant and constantly on a constant basis, it just disappears. You know, ask yourself about so many names of Sahaba
that you've learned when you're young, you can't even recall the names anymore. Why? Because probably, you've never actually given a HELOC or ohata or spoke to your family or someone else to teach them that. And that name of the Sahabi comes in the conversation. So when you stop practicing and sharing what you know, it's going to disappear. Similarly, when you don't when you don't practice that will disappear. The sense of urgency to pray the to Raka before you sit down, will also disappear. Allah
says if you have any questions, please let us know.
Wow. What are the signs What are the symptoms for for someone to recognize a dying heart and how do you know that your heart is dying? Anyone can tell us a Gemma
What are the signs of a dying heart?
Do you guys know? Yes
lack of motivation for the dean What else?
know for sure you said
Okay, here's the here's the sign of a sick heart.
Which means there's still hope in that heart. What is that? and abuse Allah Sallam said he does say Attica wa suratgarh hasakah Anta moment. If, if you're pleased by your good deed, and this plays by your bad deeds, that's a sign of a man. That's a good sign.
Which means the heart is still alive.
When is it really becomes dangerous, when you are pleased by your bad deeds, and you have no regret for doing that. And you never seems to be pleased for doing a good deed because it seems like it just you're doing good as an obligation. That's very dangerous. Now,
it's the opposite.
Also, some people that doesn't make any difference for them.
When it become there is no difference between good and bad deed. That's a sign that the heart is dying. And how is that a loss of houses and sort of the land fell? While amo Allahu la Vina morioka know that Allah azza wa jal can come between you and your heart. And what does that exactly mean?
mean sometimes you know what it is to that level. And when people they still kind of like take a path of disobedience to Allah azza wa jal, Allah subhanho wa Taala sees their heart with the fact that hypocrisy has that's it.
And if the heart has been sealed with that, there is no way you can you can break that sin and a sollozzo jail gives the woman the permission for you to reach out to the heart. So basically, don't let yourself slide into that path.
If you feel that your Eman is rising and up, you know handle it feel good when you do good. If you want to do that, that's a good sign. But you need to start now. Start thinking of doing better.
So we have less regrets.
That's when you start moving to Charlotte to the Columbus selling the hearts are three cards. Those are called Best Selling. That's a good heart. And then you have a carbon Marine, a C card and then you have a main Dart
and in the long run the profits or loss m says that Hulu called hacer
kulu this accidental hacer el kulu of the hearts are two kinds basically.
And the Phaeton the Phaeton that hits the people on regular basis they're just like the straws of a straw man you know have you ever even even like a beat for example, once the one the third is cut, what happened to these beats? Do they fall they fall you know slowly with the fall quickly and one after the other one they all together right one after the other and quickly similarly once the the thread is is torn from that straw man what happened to these throws? They fall apart altogether is the professor Sam was mentioned example of the fitting the trials that people they go through the the oldies that people go through and the sins that people you know, exposed to. They're just like
these these, these trolls they come after one after the other one after the other. They don't stop they don't give you a term. They don't give you a break basically. He said so Allah Salam and then people that have two kinds of heart failure Mark albinos, Shiva. Naka, De Fuca to soda, whichever heart that absorb that or do that fitna or that sin. A dark mark will be will be left on that heart while you McKelvin. And I know and the other heart that rejects that negative feeling looked at by a bright white point will be actually left on that heart. Then as a result, after sometime what happens? You have two kinds of heart, a dark one and a bright one.
And then the profits or losses. I mentioned the example of the bright one. As for the bright one, he says a building cosafa solid light. He said Salalah Salah Mikasa suffer just like saying like the marble.
If you have a marble
and then you have let's say a dust the dust folks are falling on that marble. How difficult Can you clean that marble? Is it difficult or easy?
Can you just blow and the dust will just fly off right? If you blow it. We'll just clear it right? That's easy. And if you wipe it off with the templates, a cloth handle that's easy. That's the example of the healthy heart.
It is so solid. It is so smooth. That any sin tries to penetrate or go through it falls off easily because it kind of get through.
But the example of the other heart, the professor Sam says
that's the example of a cup that is placed upside down.
Like erythema rufen
illa mushroom? And how does it recognize good or bad? Unless it's something that is, you know, appealing to their own desires? So if this cup is placed upside down, can you fill it with water? You can't? What do you need to do first?
Flip it, you know, upright, meaning open it first. And then you can fill it with wisdom. And then some people they come in and say, I've been trying, I've been trying, but it's not how it's not working. I said, you need to open your heart first.
But how am I going to do that? That you need to have a very, very private personal relationship with Allah subhana wa.
Your communication with the law, so don't live on an individual level might be broken, might be weak. You know, we're very good at hunting and a very strong as a community as a group, right? When you come to the magic 100 you feel encouraged by that presence. But when you're alone,
that's when your private connection with Allah subhanho wa, taala supposed to be the strongest. That's what you need to do. So if we don't have that, unfortunately, that's when our hearts are falling, you know, pray for all these thoughts and whims and desires and so forth. Well, law, not any question.
Okay. A doctor speaker.
So basically saying that a dying a sick or dying heart, what do we need to do for it?
CPR right, you need to push to revive that heart. But then what is it exactly? In the context of spirituality? What is it exactly that we need to do? Does it mean that a person has to go through a serious, serious emotional crisis to wake up? Does this person has to lose a valuable thing to wake up? Does it have to lose a child to wake up does have to lose their job to wake up? Do they have to do that they have to go through this to wake up? No, they don't have to do that. So how can I get to this level? I mean, Allah, Allah, Allah works, you know, he and his cutter sometimes works with miracles and wonders, right? Some people, some people, they wake up through this kind of crisis.
Some others is the opposite for them. I've seen some people that wake up when they commit a sin.
And others are opposite. You know, I've met some brothers and sisters coming to me feeling so guilty for committing a major sin and they cannot forgive themselves. And I give them a message of hope. Like even Kareem Rahim Allah, Allah he said, he said, Subhana Allah sometimes Allah azza wa jal would test people with the sin because that sin will provoke Toba from them. Toba repentance to Allah so gel without a sin like that, it would never come closer to Lhasa. So sometimes it depends on how you look at things that happens to you. And sometimes you're gonna have to go and ask for help. Calling 911 Who are these people, people who can help you look for someone that you can trust
you tell them your problems. So listen, this is what I'm going through. I need your help. My heart is dying. I feel so terrible. Please help me out. So you need to look for somebody who can help you revive their heart and shallow terracotta malice powder keep your heart saliva Gemma and give you a strong Amen. inshallah tada we will have our agenda in about 45 minutes inshallah xuejun. So please make sure to take the time sit on the side, reflect on these words make your course of action inshallah with the vertical with Allah and then make this as individually valid time for yourself inshallah vertical dynamic come back for that exact Maha Samadhi Kumamoto, la vaca.
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