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10 Deeds to Jannah #8 – The Door of Knowledge

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Yasir Qadhi

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salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. Al hamdu. Lillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah while Allah He was happy woman while we're still doing our doors to Jenna and today inshallah tada wanted to share with you a very very beautiful very easy very encouraging door to Jen and that is the door to knowledge that is the door to Islamic sciences. Allah subhana wa tada says in the Quran, he are very loving Edina Armando Minh como Latina o to their alma de la Jatt. Allah shall raise the ranks of those who have Eman and also of those who have knowledge Allah will raise the ranks many, many, many degrees that are jacked. And so of the ways we can increase our chances not only to get into

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gender, but to get to a high place agenda is to study the beautiful sciences of Islam. The knowledge is of our Sharia, because it is that knowledge that is going to help us to draw closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala will be able to worship Allah azza wa jal upon what is called an Arabic table sila, which is a knowledge that is based in the heart will be able to come closer to Allah subhana wa tada our actions of worship will no longer be monotonous rituals, rather, they will be based upon a type of knowledge that will bring about its own spirituality, its own joy, we shall worship Allah knowing why we're worshipping Allah, and how to worship Allah subhanho wa Taala. And you know, there

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are so many blessings to knowledge, but I'll I'll share with you a few in the short time that we have of the blessings of knowledge is that when Allah created this new creation called human beings, and he told the angels that I'm going to create this new creation, the angels will concern Why would you do that? And a lot one to show that this new creation had blessings that even the angels did not have a loved one to to prefer Adam over the angels. How did Allah azzawajal show that preference? Did Allah create Adam bigger than the angels? Did he create Adam faster than the angels? Did he create add them with more wings than the angels? In fact, angels are bigger and faster and stronger

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than mankind? Isn't it the case right? angels can fly? angels are created out of lights. There's so many perks and blessings that angels have. But when Allah wanted to create a creation, in which he demonstrated that he truly preferred that creation over the angels, what did he do? Allah tells us in the Quran, where I left them as akula tomahto Hamada mela equity for all the NBA ooni be a smart ally in condom solder clean, hollow super Chanukah, La ilaha illa Allah, Allah, Allah preferred item via the medium of knowledge by giving them knowledge that the angels did not have. And when Adam was blessed with that knowledge, the angels understood truly Allah has blessed that entity over us and

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that is why they said subhanak el Medina Illa. Allah Lampton Allah taught Adam, the names of the things and the names of things means here, he taught him language and speech in a way that even the angels do not know. And therefore the angels understood that Allah azza wa jal had preferred Adam over them. Also Allah subhanho wa Taala mentions in the Quran, that it is the people of knowledge who understand the Quran and who worship Allah xojo properly and who have the true fear of Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah says in the Quran is suited to Lanka Buddha, verse 43, that these are the parables that we give in the Quran. And no one understands these parables except the people of

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knowledge in the moon, except the people of him they understand these parables. And Allah azza wa jal reminds us in the Quran, the true knowledge will bring about a fear of a law and a perception of who Allah is and why we worship Allah in a very beautiful verse. Allah says, In Yahshua, la Hammond Reba de la dama, truly the only people who have hashish of Allah. And Harsha is a fear that is based from the heart and that is based upon knowledge. It is a genuine fear of a law that the only people who have that level of taqwa and fear are those who have true are in in nema yoshua Lomond rebel de la rue de ma. It is the people of knowledge out of all of the creation of a law who truly fear Allah

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subhanho wa Taala. It is the people of knowledge who see through shallow slogans and see through issues that are

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Others might not see through. They're not deceived by the outer shells. They're able to see through emotionalism and other waves that go through humanity. It is the people of knowledge who are above those fads that come and they go. And this is best demonstrated in the beautiful story of our own. If you knew the story of Cologne, if you remember cartoon was a very, very wealthy man in the people of Musa and he would flaunt his wealth, and he would demonstrate to people that he was richer than everybody else. And the people who saw called when they were salivating, and they would say, how come we don't have what's called one has even though PowToon was not righteous, even though Calderon

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didn't care how he got his money, and he was arrogant and impetuous and rash and, and just boastful overall, just a very, very evil person. But when the other people saw his riches, they were salivating how we wish we were left alone. What is the lesson in the Quran? Allah Latina, auteuil ilma wailer. So Allah Hi. The people of knowledge said, What do you What's your problem? You're being deceived by the wealth of our own Can't you see through our own Allah his reward is better than what our own has, if only you understood. And that is why when the punishment of Allah came and destroyed, called on the other people said, thanks to the people of knowledge, and they said, You

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were the ones who showed us You were the ones who taught us and it was a loss blessings that you know, you were here and you told us this or else we too, might have been destroyed. The point here is that the people have knowledge are those who see through that which others do not see through, they're able to stand above the crowd, literally, they're able to see and understand what is going on. And that is why our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that the true inheritors of the prophets, they are the people of knowledge in a famous edited media, he said, under Obama, what do I say to an MBA, the people of knowledge are the inheritors of the prophets. What does it mean,

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inheritors of the prophets, he himself explained to us he said, the prophets Do not leave behind golden silver, the prophets when they leave this earth, they leave behind knowledge, and whoever takes that knowledge has taken a fortune Subhanallah you know, we look at these multi billionaires in this world, and so many amongst us, we, we just imagine what if that multi billionaire, he left us 1% of his wealth, we will be so wealthy. What if we had a little bit of that? Our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is saying, the wealth of the prophets is better than the wealth of the billionaires, and every one of us can tap in to the inheritance of the profits directly. We don't

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need to go through these billionaires. We don't need no, every one of us has the opportunity to become the richest person on earth through the legacy of the prophets, and that is by studying knowledge, and that is why in the entire Quran, there is only one drop that Allah told our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to say, to increase something that he already has, what is it? We'll call Rob busy Dini? What ilma he said, oh my lord, increase me in increase me in knowledge, and therefore knowledge is one of the best and one of the easiest ways to come closer to Allah subhana wa Tada. In fact, our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said Hadith is very, very amazing. It's

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very powerful, isn't it? It's an authentic hadith. Our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that the superiority of the scholar over the worshipper is like the superiority of the moon over all the other stars. It's an amazing Hadith. A lot of people think the one who constantly worships Allah is the highest level, and the process, some call them a star. He's great stars are really great. They're beautiful, they're shiny, they're whatnot. But the prophecies sort of said, that one scholar is like the moon. And all of the worshipers put together do not equal one moon, because the metaphor is profound. When there's no moon, 1000s and 1000s of stars are in the sky. One moon comes the full

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moon, and eclipses all of those stars. Why how, think about it, a worshiper only benefits himself at the end of the day, that's good. He's a star, but a worshiper cannot benefit other people. But a scholar comes along and changes the course of humanity. And Adam comes and literally leaves a legacy that will divert the intellectual course of that generation of that people and all you need to do is look at, for example, the moment Bahati look at the Mount Abu hanifa Imam Shafi romatic, look at these greater Adama, who remembers the names of the billionaires who lived during the time of Bahati? Who remembers even the name of the halifa? Who was the halifa at the time of remember

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Buhari, who remembers the princes and the politicians at the time, remember Buhari all gone in the dustbin of history. And every single Muslim on earth knows the name of amendment Bahati because the impact of that one men and all other scholars like him is something that

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cannot be purchased for all the power in this world and for all the money in this world. And therefore, dear brothers and sisters, one of the easiest paths of knowledge is the path. The pastor agenda is the path of knowledge. And that is why I encouraged myself in all of you to always be eager, lets no day go by of your life, except that you learn something about this religion of Islam. And these days that hamdulillah Al Hamdulillah, the internet is there, YouTube is there, all of these channels are there, there's so much Ease of Access, you know, again, those of us who remember the pre internet world, you know, when you had to read an actual book, and that is, of course, no

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doubt the default. But here's the point. And I'm going to conclude conclude on this point. I'm not asking every single Muslim to give up their career and to dedicate themselves full time to Islamic knowledge. No, it has never happened in the history of mankind, the majority of Sahaba were not odema It's fine. You don't have to become an atom. But if you're not going to become an atom, don't remain a jar here, don't remain ignorant, learn, become a student of knowledge. Because there's a middle category, you have the ignorant, you have the scholar, and then you have the one who's student of knowledge, what are encouraging everybody to do is to become a student of knowledge.

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listen to lectures, start reading some basic books start being associated with the local circles of knowledge in your community around the globe, you will always find some people that are willing to teach you and of course with the internet, you will find that hamdulillah so many teachers out there, so my suggestion to myself and all of you is if you're not going to become an island, if don't remain ajar, he'll be a student of knowledge every day, learn something new and you will be surprised at how quickly you will learn in leaps and bounds and every bit of knowledge that you gain. You will see how it will impact you in a positive manner. May Allah subhana wa tada make us of

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the righteous and make us of the people of knowledge. We'll see you in sha Allah in our next lesson. Until then said I want you

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to catch on