Remembering Maulana Yusuf Islahi – With Dr. Salman Asad & Danial Farrukh

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About a couch. And Hamdulillah he was there was salatu salam, O Allah may Allah be a bother about our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said in a hadith reported in Sahih Bukhari and Sahih Muslim my Abdullah had been admitted into the hospital the Allahu Tada and that in Allah to Allah Allah Jacobi Luna element designer and Yenta zero human pseudo delivered, Allah does not take knowledge away by snatching it from the hearts of the people. Allah does not take knowledge away by taking it away from the hearts of the people. Why not can however, how does Allah take knowledge away? Because of the roadmap? Allah takes it away by taking the scholars away? Hector ADA Nam yup Cara demon,

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until finally when there are no scholars left it to Hado nosode Oosten Johanna Allah, people will take ignoramuses as their leaders, when the scholars are gone, the Johal will become the people that are asked, so what will happen then, for the LU they will go astray what Alba Lu and they will lead people astray. So our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam informed us that the death of the Ulama is in fact the misguidance of the OMA. When they leave, then what is going to be the net result that people will be left without leadership without scholarship. Our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam reminded us that it is the scholars who are the inheritors of the prophets. hadith is in sunnah

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Timothy Allama whare third to Ambia and Rolla, ma whare. Third will be the scholars are the ones who are the inheritors of the prophets. And then he explained the Prophets the process and said, did not leave dinar or did hum they didn't leave gold and silver. While I can work roughly realm, they left behind knowledge to be inherited. So whoever has taken the knowledge has inherited directly from the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, even hudgell commented on this hadith and he said, these are Hadith show that the world shall the source of that knowledge shall be taken away through the death of their own Ummah, that knowledge shall be eliminated from this dunya through the death of their

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own dharma. And it is one of the signs of the Day of Judgment, that scholarship will diminish, diminish, diminish, diminish that as we come closer to Kiama. And as we inch our way, towards the end of times, our scholars will continue to grow less and less and less. Once upon a time, the default the majority of the Sahaba had a high level of knowledge. If you look at from that time, up until our time, there has been a steady decline, and therefore every time an island passes away, it should be a wake up call for us. It should be something that we take personally. A Yuba City Attorney said when I hear of a scholar dying, it is as if I've lost a limb, my hand has been cut

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off, I don't have a foot anymore. When I hear the death of an alum. It is as if my body has been cut off. This is how he felt and this is in his time when there were so many How about in our times. There's a verse in the Quran in surah. Right? I will Amuro an hour ago now goosal Harmon Otto Rafi herb, do they not see how we gradually reduced their land from its borders? Ibn Abbas commented on this verse, Ibn Abbas commented on this verse, that the reduction of the land Karabo ilm, the horrible Adam, the reduction of the world, is through the death of the Buddha and for kaha when Allah is saying we're going to diminish the earth, even Abbas commented, it is not a physical

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diminishing, it is a diminishing of the baraka. It is the diminishing of the blessings and the diminishing of the blessings will happen by the taking away of its ruined ama the taking away of its leadership and its scholarship or MOTOBLUR. photogra The Allahu Taala and he commented mo to Alfia RB, they'll call him in, or call me lady saw him in the HAR, one who made Moti Idaman Basir, the death of 1000 worshipers who are constantly praying and reading Quran and standing the night is easier for this dunya than the death of one scholar who is preaching the truth. The death of 1000 worshipers is easier to deal with than the death of one item. And this isn't a harem redeem and the

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reason for this is obvious, and it goes back to what our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said in the Hadith and Timothy, that this is a Hadith that the father knew the superiority of the Adam over the abbot of the scholar over the worshiper is like the superiority of the full moon over all of the other stars. So the Alim is the full moon and the stars are the worshipers one moon eclipses all the worshippers

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One Moon is more powerful and more beneficial and more useful than all of the worshipers. Imam Muhammad commented on this and Imam Muhammad said that is because the worshiper only benefits himself. The worshiper only benefits himself. But the scholar benefits an entire Oma. So the worshipers benefit is restricted on himself and only himself. But the Scholar can move and shake the Scholar can resurrect the dead OMA, the scholar can preach and teach the Scholar can keep the rulers in check, no one can do this other than the route map. And that is why we know the roads are the inheritors of the prophets. And therefore Dear brothers and sisters, we should really appreciate our

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Allama when we have them Subhanallah especially in this last year or two during COVID SubhanAllah. I myself have lost so many of my own teachers that taught me and so many great odema around the world. I don't know what it is. But during these days, it's as if there is a expedition expedition if you like one after the other, we hear greater Adama just departing much more in our query quantity and frequency than before this timeframe. So my humble advice to myself and to all of you is to benefit from our ulama when they are amongst us because we're Allah He we do not recognize the worth of an item until after he has gone until when we miss his presence, where we don't realize how much

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comfort and how much Baraka we had from their demeanor from their interactions. You know, when we learn that our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that the scholars are the inheritors of the prophets. This means the closest we will get in our lives, to seeing how the prophets interacted to seeing the lack of the prophets is by being with our alumni, the real dilemma because they don't remember May Allah protect us from being amongst them, there are no real, we're talking about the real root among the Roma that have rebelled, the ruler mother have Taqwa the older mother HUBZone, the odema that have genuine o'clock, those are Allah ma, the real Hola, Ma, they are the closest me

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and you will, we'll get to seeing how the Prophet system interacted to seeing his clock and Wallahi I swear to you, and will lead this doesn't even need to be said, which group of humanity more embodies the values of the prophets and the mannerisms of the prophets and the lack of the prophets than the ruler telling me by Allah tell me who else is there that when you're around them, their dignity, their humility, their generosity, their controlling of their anger, they're constantly teaching the people wherever they go, benefiting wherever they go, who is closer to them to the reality of the profits than the aroma. Now, obviously, no alum can ever take the place of the

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profit. But collectively, the ruler ma take on the responsibility of the Gambia when we don't have MBAs and that is why our profit system called them the inheritors and roadmap what Arthur to Ambia. And I also strongly advise every one of you to benefit from Rula Ma, not just those that you are familiar with, but those that are outside of your circles, because again, and let me be very, you know, blunt and and Frank over here, what happens usually is that once we get involved with a trend or a philosophy or an understanding, we like to stick with one small sub sect of Rolla, the road ama that we are most comfortable with. And I was also like this 25 years ago, but Subhan Allah is beyond

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one small group, and all mainstream groups and all mainstream movements, they have things to benefit from. So you know, shift slahi is coming from a particular madrasa and a particular you know, a mushroom we call it a particular way. And that's different than what I have studied, you know, from Medina, but interacting with people like this being with them reading their books, it broadens one one's horizons, it makes one humble, it makes one appreciate the diversity of the Ummah and I strongly suggest to every one of you to not just stick with your own little small circle, because that will keep you in your own bubble. This is not healthy, learn from aroma of many different

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strands learn from aroma that have studied in different geographic regions. This is another problem we have that for a lot of people are going to amount are restricted to their own ethnicity or maybe to one ethnicity. And this is wrong. It is transnational there in goes all the way across the globe. There are great to throw them up in Africa. By the way, recently, one of the greatest or the man had eaten of Africa passed away one of the greatest scholars of Hadith of Africa. He passed away in Nigeria. This was three days ago and somebody whom I had heard a lot about he had graduated from Medina back in the 60s, and he was the greatest editor of Africa, Nigeria, he just passed away and I

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had benefited from him and we have now shared a slot he passed away two weeks ago we had benefited from

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him across the globe there are people of different ethnicities, different backgrounds, different studying routines, but what combines them is the love of Allah subhana wa Taala and a knowledge of scholarship of the Quran and the Sunnah and our love and of our filk that benefits the entire ummah. And so Insha Allah, Allah Allah, I want to emphasize this point, that let us take advantage of the people of when they are amongst us, let us benefit from their presence, let us benefit from their books and lectures, let us make dua for them overlook their mistakes. And let us just simply the baraka that comes being with an Adam, it is narrated that Adam, Adam, the humbles halacha had over

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100,000 people, only 1000 would take notes, the rest of the 99,000, there would just be for the baraka of being in the gathering of Imam Muhammad and a humble learning from his manners and his flow, just to see the presence of an item and to see the dignity and the humility that is enough of a person to benefit from even if they cannot benefit from the film. And of course, along with this comes the baraka and the and the angels making dua and just to hear the Quran and the Sunnah, being recited on the tongue of the rouda Ma. And so with this Insha Allah, Allah, very briefly, I'm not going to go over the biography of the chef, we have people far more qualified. And the fact of the

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matter is, and I will not pretend that I was one of his main students, that is not the case at all. However, I do have an interesting,

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if you like, personal connection with the shift, and that is that when I was still a very young lad, literally 12 years old, the very first book of fic that I ever read, when I had no idea that I would myself study professionally dedicate my life to the scholarship of Islam, when I was still in middle school. And it just so happened in my father's small library, there was a book you know, Assam, you know, the, it's translated to English as filter Made Easy, I think, right, everyday fifth, and it was the only book of filter in English back in 1986. I think it was 85. Like this is we're talking about when I was still you know, I didn't have a beard back then. That's how young I was. And I

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remember clearly that, you know, I found this book in English and I had no other there was no book in English at the time. So the first book of fiqh that I ever read in my life, was the book of filk by Chef Yusuf Islam, he Subhanallah and I had no idea who he was, I had no idea that one day I would meet him many, many times, I had no idea that a time would come when I will be speaking next to him at the econo stage multiple times that happened, that we're speaking together, but Subhanallah This is Allah's cover that, you know, one generation, I'm a little child reading his book, and another generation later, subhanAllah he's an elderly man, and Allah has blessed him to be touring the

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entire world. And you know, Abdullah *head, myself, who is not worthy to be next to him, but Subhanallah there, I was sitting next to him. And I remembered when I was sitting next to him on the stage, I remembered SubhanAllah 30 years ago, here I was just a child reading the chef's book. And now Allah has blessed us to be on this stage together. And we met him, you know, multiple times. In fact, the last time I met him was last year when he came to Dallas, in our brother obey His house when we were there brother obeyed when he invited us to come, and we spent an entire afternoon myself and my father and Miranda we spent an entire afternoon and I always found him to be a person

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of utmost dignity, and utmost humility, and utmost modesty. You know, subhanAllah, Lazarus said the lack of the item, it speaks more than just his room, and the way that he carried himself the way that he would sacrifice his time, and his simplicity and his demeanor. It always impacted me. And so without a doubt, we have lost one of the greatest Rhoda who would be touring the world. He wrote, almost I think, 80 books, but isn't will tell us more. All of them have been translated into English. He traveled the world preaching and teaching, he always emphasize giving time, especially to the children and the sisters, one of the things he always did is to make sure that the next

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generation and also to make sure that our sisters they got time for this. And so with this, I want to hand it over first and foremost to his son, Dr. Salmaan. Say yet I don't want to just introduce him very briefly. Marcela is a very, very Doctor somewhat sad, excuse me. He has a very long resume, I have to summarize it, that he completed an ottoman falls in and then did a BA and MA and PhD in Arabic literature. And he established the Islamic Studies Research Academy, where Mallanna is law. He was the chairman. He supervised a number of dissertations at the MA level in Humboldt University, and he established Israel welfare trust, and he restarted the magazine of his father, which was Zico

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his father started it back in the 70s. He restarted it zyk Raja did in 2004. From Delhi. He was also instrumental in translating most of the works of his father.

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into the English language. Currently, Dr. Salman is appointed as the judge in the Delhi State Water court by the Delhi government and after the death of his father, he has been elected as the rector of the Jamia sada here in Ron Paul after the demise of modern slavery, so we want to hand it over to Dr. Salmaan. Dr. Semaan Santa Monica to lock the floor is all yours and thank you very much for joining us.

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Like Kamala Harris

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hamdulillahi rabbil Alameen wa people to limit the pain was salat wa salam ala Nabina al Amin Varlaam Antonia hula Yomi deen and my bad

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feroza bIllahi min ash shaytani R rajim Bismillah Al Rahman Al Rahim KU Leuven, Allah halfa and William Ha, because we'll Jalali will grow on so the Allahu Allah Azim

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respected chef Yasser for the

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brother Daniel,

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brothers and sisters

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are you going with the headless lamb? Well, he has Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.

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First of all, I would like to thank the organizers of this meeting for remembering my father. Marana Muhammad Yusuf Islam, ahi Rahim Allah

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and also giving me the opportunity to express my feelings.

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Indeed, it is a big loss, a void in our lives, which will never be filled up.

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As the older poet said,

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with the two royal uttering a jam up and mana to Jay

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there is no doubt that you all have a great love and respect for Milan and Morocco.

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He was a wonderful person, a writer, and writer,

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a die. And at the same time, he was a great father,

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dedicated to his family,

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respected by every member of the family.

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He loved all of us deeply, spoke fondly and treated us with so much care and compassion that each one of us claimed to be the closest to him.

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It is true that I am a member of the biological family. But the reality is that he has a much bigger family which he has developed on the basis of Deen which is more effective, more relevant to his mission and long lasting.

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He was a wonderful father.

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He always tried to keep us happy. We know when we were kids. He used to play with us. But he never missed any movement where he could have given us any teaching. Even while playing.

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He was very hard on mistakes, but very polite and soft hearted at the same time.

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I would like to mention some of his great qualities as a die as a scholar and as a moment.

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He had a great love for Quran.

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Quran was his all time companion

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in 1975 when he was taken to jail during the period of emergency. The two things which he has taken with him what was salah and the Quran.

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Recently, it was November 2009 When he was very critical. He was breathless. The oxygen support was almost 100%

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We were trying to give him water, but he struggled to take a sip as he was gasping for breath.

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In that critical condition. He asked me to bring him Quran. I brought it to him.

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He sat down that condition flipped to surana arm and he started deciding it. Then he asked my wife Aisha to play the Quran on her mobile.

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She did so when the surah Rahman completed he asked her to read out the Quran for him.

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She started reciting and he didn't want her to stop.

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In such a critical condition, the crank brought him comfort. He gradually started feeling relaxed and calm down.

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And the very next day, December, November 30, his condition was very even more critical. He called me close to him hug me twice, and raise his fingers or shahada towards the sky and told me I made sure I love him Rosa Ratna ctrm massage now always have trust in Allah and none other.

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Reading was, was his food.

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He always had a book with him, but the station or traveling

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he told me that he had left no single book in the library of motorcyclists law, but he had read it

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and

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And I know there are 1000s of books.

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He always advised me to read at least 100 pages to write a one single page.

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And the result of this is very apt wise we can see clearly in his writings.

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His memory was very sharp.

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Once I was discussing with him about the issue of purchase on credit or purchase of installment, he mentioned his viewpoint and then he asked me to bring cuttable hedaya The famous book of Hana

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then told me to open a page and said see the third line from the top and I was shocked at there was a mention of the issue on that page.

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used to say, if I were ever I would doubt my memory, I will have no right to mention a hadith orally.

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He studied in motherless law.

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This institution is very well known for the Quranic studies.

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Some of the scholars who also benefit from this tuition have done a marvelous service to the Quran.

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Among them are the great teacher of my father mon after anuses law he and other respected scholar was Maulana Amin snsi, who has authored the well known tafsir the Buddha Quran

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then mana Avila says Lehi who was the first president of Jamaat Islam hint after partition. And of course, my father Mona Muhammad Yusuf Islam, he wrote Muhammad Allah.

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Among all these scholars and servants of Quran, my father Mohammed use of this law he is different, as they all have presented the philosophy of the Quran, but he has spread the message of the Quran in the day to day language.

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He presented the message of Quran in a very simple and easy to understand language.

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He always used to say that we should not show our knowledge by using heavy words. But we should use the simplest possible words, as our mission is not to make people accept our knowledge, but to help them understand our message. The objective should be clear that we have to make them understand and this is the real message of the Quranic verse, Allah Allah Allah Allah Allah will Navin

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his actions and words used to go in parallel?

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There was no distance between his words and actions.

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Once I have asked him, Why is your book adabas in the ghee, which most of you know as etiquettes of life in Islam, where it is so popular?

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why has Allah given this book such a great popularity, popularity,

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he replied,

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I have applied each and every word of this book in my life.

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He had a very prosperous personality.

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What he used to say in private, the same spoke in public

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his words in the house and in public with the scene.

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He was about all the pre diocese on the basis of Masonic and this was the reason that he was not only respected by all religious groups, but he was treated as a reputed and relied upon scholar by all the sects and Masonic.

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Any organization or a movement has few people who are known as the anthropologist

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who find out the potential members, then a fairly few have the quality of humanization

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I mean, those who know how to train these potential people among them. But above them all, there are very few people who you can count on fingers are those who established the lines of training of these potential people that draw the plan and content for this very important purpose. One is Lahemaa, who was one of those few persons who drew these lines, who created this structure for training the data workers who prepare the content, which is the lifeline of data workers, and movements can only live longer if it has such special people.

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Me and my father shared a really special bond as I have taken many of his responsibilities. I have been publishing securities for the last 17 years Al Hamdulillah. He always guided me and always encouraged me in writing, and reading more and more.

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I remember recently there was a campaign organised by UNICEF for the awareness of COVID vaccination.

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A part of the campaign was bringing awareness as a religious duty.

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UNICEF had organized an online conference requested Myanmar home to preside over the this conference.

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I was also one of the speakers of the conference, but I was in the next session after the session presided over by him

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in Delhi delivered his presidential address. I was online from Delhi as I live in Delhi, and he was in ramble. It's a different city.

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I spoke in the conference

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After that, he called me on the phone and told me I heard you were fully speech and I liked it a lot. I was surprised that he didn't live. But he attended the next session and encouraged me. This was his style. He always used to encourage us and always wanted us to work for the hour.

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Recently, when I was appointed as a judge in the Delhi state court, he was very happy.

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And he advised me that he can you can use this position as an entry point to Jannah

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always make judgments on the basis of justice. So you know, you will never be ashamed of that being of final judgment.

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After was the excess of all his thoughts, each and every action of his and his tape he used to take, you always thought of the result in Arcata

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he used to say,

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at McCann Yahuwah yet

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the important is that what will be the result in

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an institution

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which will very close to his heart,

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and He will use to think of it all the time is germane to Sally heart.

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This is a unique institution for higher Islamic Studies exclusively for girls.

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This was a mission of his life.

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He worked for this German, till his last breath. He had a very special place for this institution, very close to his heart. He used to say that we need such mothers who must be adorned with the ornaments of Islamic sciences, then only we can dream up good Muslim generations in future.

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Now, this responsibility of Jamsil had is given to me by the members of the executive committee of Jamia

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This is the legacy of Apogee which we have to take forward. I would like to request all of you who were the supporters of Milan Isla him this mission. This this mission needs more support from you now.

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And then I would like to mention that three years back my mother passed away.

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She was also a great lady. She has also made her share in the path of Dawa and supported my father in each of his step he has taken May Allah grant both of them did not fulfill those are me Amin, la mafia Lahoma wife and Huma. Were up there humming waka Mara biryani Selita I mean welcome Darrin unhemmed indictable Alameen wa salam alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh. While it was said on one of her three go Jek como la who said and we know it is very awkward time for you as well. The timezone is different. I forgot to mention that Dr. Saman is in India so Jacmel luck here for joining us. And may Allah azza wa jal bless you and your family may Allah azza wa jal allow her to continue the work

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of your father and inshallah you are a SATA kajaria you and all of you are first also sadaqa jariya of your father. We now move on to brother Danielle furrow, brother Danielle. He lives in. He's joining us from North Brunswick, New Jersey, and brother Daniel. He graduated from Rutgers University in 2018. And he's currently enrolled in a master's program focused on nonprofit management. He joined young Muslims which is the largest national Muslim youth organization in 2011, and has served as the National Coordinator since 2019. He has also an mga of Akena. His relationship to them will on the use of his law, he was not of a student. He lived in his home for many years

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since the early 90s. And every single Ramadan he was with the Mallanna up until 2019. And he tells us that the Mallanna played a very, very integral role in his upbringing. So when handed over to brother Danielle brother Daniel, can you hear me?

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Someone while he was on the floor is all yours we spend 100 Allah wa salatu salam ala Rasulillah

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while Allah He was a human Wallah

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it's very humbling to be in this forum and speaking with the likes of you chef and about my beloved teacher and wouldn't be and also speaking after his son, spinal I am very humbled to be

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able to speak about

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what the ship did for my life. The best way I can describe Melania is with law he is from the words of the prophets I seldom, report intermediate says glad tidings to the one whose life is long, and deeds exemplary will not allow use of a sloth he was the definition of a lifelong Islamic worker.

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Chef became a Hatfield at the age of 11 and lead Torah we had the masjid every single Ramadan up until only a few years ago, all 20 raka for roughly 70 years

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And we used to see him in the Ramadan that he stayed with us, literally fast all day, go to different people's avatars make sure to talk to them answer their questions, lead Salah from memory at any his age, and then prepare the hours every single night of fasting all day. And he did so with such grace he did so it's such a smile I never once saw him get flustered. I never once saw him get angry. He had such an optimistic view of optimistic vibe to him. Subhan Allah Mallanna wrote

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you know, a student was telling me the other day that mana wrote over 100 books, among his most famous were dummies in the game etiquettes of life. And Seinfeld, as was mentioned before, everyday felt, he traveled deep into his 80s and gave 1000s of speeches while traveling and, and never seem to get tired. Some days he would come, and he would give a speech the same night, so I'm going across the country, his influence spans from Japan, to Australia, to the subcontinent of Europe, to Europe, to parts of Africa, to Mexico, to Canada, and to the United States, and many, many places in between. One of his students said, it's no exaggeration to consider him the most well traveled

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scholar in North America or among, at the very least, he used to keep a detailed notepad, where he would write the names of all the people he would meet along the way. And he would know in in very intimate details about their family, he would ask about them, sometimes he would call my father and ask about different situations in the community that he would know from India far better than anyone who was living in that community. It's also kind of law that was the type of care that he would give. his mannerisms. And his qualities were the things I'll always remember the most about. My niece was slahi in our home, we saw Madonna as a scholar, a teacher, a Murghab, be a confidant, a

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lecturer, a speaker, a leader, but also as a father, as a grandfather, as a friend. And even as a husband. For so many years, we hosted Melania so slahi, and along last, you know, we were able to see different members of his family as well. We had that privilege. Mallanna had been staying with our family for Ramadan, and even beyond that for many months, every year since the early 90s. This precedes my birth. So when I was born Mallanna is beside who was already living with us and are staying with us for a few months every year. I don't know life without Mallanna usuba slahi in the picture. And we spent every Ramadan with him from the time I was born until 2019. I'll always

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remember his mannerisms and saw that he had such a you know, he wasn't the biggest person, but he would have such a powerful voice. I've never heard anyone say somebody alone human Hamidah with as much power as Melania was law he used to give as if he was trying to tell everybody that last $5 here to listen to you. And he would have the same power whenever he famously started his speeches with Al Hamdulillah. And immediately captured your attention. Even from such a small, maybe figure he has such a powerful voice, such a powerful heart. His beautiful, calm recitation, the way he used to pray Salah is deeply embedded into my memory. I learned to pray through watching him many years

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ago. He was extremely sharp, and very with his humor, but he was amazing with kids. And really he exemplifies so many prophetic qualities, what I learned about the process Salaam and how he was with his grandchildren with Hassan Hussein, I find so many similarities between what I see there and when I see from Moranis was law here when I used to see when I when I used to have a very distinct, goofy dog, if you will. But he used to have multiple,

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a few of them in the house and he would switch out. And when I was a little kid I used to try to sneak into the room we had for him and I used to try to put it on myself and try to be him. And one time he caught me and he would just

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embrace me. He would smile the way I used to hear that the process of use a smile for his grandchildren. He was always pushing me and he was so proud of me when I started taking on more responsibilities, whether in YM or other areas of Islamic work on young Muslims. He named my brother and he named my sister and he touched my heart despite generational differences. First of all, when I was born Mallanna he was like he was already into his 60s. Not only that, but you know, my my autism is not the greatest. And so there should there was a language barrier only

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At times, and I didn't read his books until I was a little bit older. And he was at least one probably two generations above me. And yet, there's very few people I feel closer to than Mallanna is was largely my teacher. He taught me so much through his actions. It's one thing to teach the Quran. And it's another to apply it and be a living example of it just as the process Salam used to be, I shut down we said, the process and I was delivering Quran, the walking Quran, I felt very similar qualities. In Milan, I used to the slahi, we saw how he was with his daughter, his son, and his grandchildren, many times, we even saw how he cheered his wife, because for many years, we

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hosted Mallanna sub and eventually towards the end of his time with us, we even got to host his wife, and I have never seen a man treat his wife with as much respect and dignity as Madonna use of a slide.

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You know, he never ever used to talk about himself. But one thing that his daughter told us is that the one time he spoke even a little bit about himself was when he was referring to his wife, he said that I would not be who I am. If she wasn't there. That's the love the

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Milani Swiss law he had for his family. And even for us who weren't related to him by blood, but through His love.

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His private life matched his public life, if not surpassed it. As a promise. I seldom used to teach us as well. It's one of the first things I ever learned in my study circles with my teachers. But I had learned that lesson many, many years before, from the example of Manana, his ability.

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His humility was astonishing. He always carried himself in such a loving way that of a grandfather, even with all his responsibilities. As I mentioned, he used to speak almost every night he had a house to visit almost every day. He had all these responsibilities he never once,

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let it show. And he watched us grow. And he helped us grow. When some of us were sick, Madonna self was the one who was trying to help us get better, even though you would think it would be the other way around. But it was so hard to stop him when any one of us were not feeling well, he would immediately he would buy groceries for us, he would come upstairs, he would come, you know to take care of us. When we visited his daughter in New York, she had mentioned that his grandson is very young. He said why are so many people making all these posts, all these shoes? All these amazing people are talking about bananas have a why is that? And she told him he's very famous. And he

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replied, Why?

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Because he didn't know. Because when on a sub used to never talk about himself. That was the humility that he showed.

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But one day, he's gonna grow up to know the kind of men that his grandfather was

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a very, very amazing, incredible man who never talked about himself. He didn't have to put his books out there on you know, any platform or anything Allah subhanaw taala took care of all of that for him. He made his books known he made his books famous, he made his his work known to the world Subhan Allah, but he would never allow anybody to talk about him on a sub use to prevent us from even getting his life story so that we could write about him, and inshallah now in his passing, there are people putting in the effort to put that in together in sha Allah. But this is the kind of life that Lonnie society used to live his vision, he would always talk about three important things

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that he would always bring to the community in different ways. The first I will say is unity. He always was very, very strong about that. He felt that there are so many differences and so many issues and so many problems in the community that started start from very petty issues, but sometimes even very related issues or different types of issues in the community. Milani society always used to really push through to rise above sectarianism. So always benefit from all of us benefit from all the different types of women, all the different types of teachers, as the chef had mentioned in the beginning.

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His second point was he would always, always advocate for women. He would say, when you teach a man, you're just teaching that man, but when you're teaching a woman, you're teaching an entire generation, and that was his life's work as his son had mentioned. And lastly, he was always investing in the youth he was always pushing for the youth to grow for the youth to take responsibility. Nobody was as proud of me as Mallanna saw, whenever I took responsibility, he always encouraged me and advise me to do more.

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And so admire responsibility at this point.

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But now that he has left us, it hurts to see my father without our beloved chef beside him. I miss him every day. But I thank Allah for bringing him to us and guiding our family, to the truth, something that I never deserved. When I didn't do anything for that right for that privilege, I wasn't even born when he started staying with us. I had a privilege that few can really have in their life. And I want to make sure that I take advantage of that time. Everything that I learned from our beloved chef, I feel such a huge responsibility to share the many lessons that he taught me whether it was through his words or through his actions. And I pledged to dedicate my life to the

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same Dawa, that my beloved teacher monana Muhammad use of His law he dedicated his life to.

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And the last point I'll make, and I'll try to wrap it up here in Sharla, is that and this is actually a message for any youth who's watching or in the crowd, I can't really see who's watching but if there are any youth, one important quality about Madonna use of a slight heat to remember is that he started very young, it became a half of the Quran at only the age of 11 or 12. Maybe the age is a little bit skewed, but he would memorize the Quran at such a young age and he would lead up the masjid immediately after. He's one of his most famous works, though is in the GI he had begun working on that in his youth. It wasn't when he was, you know, older and that's when he was going to

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start doing this work. He started now he started immediately he started as soon as he was able to and that's the kind of message that he wants to push. He wanted to push to all the communities he went to, and specifically to the youth to don't wait and don't let your life pass you. And inshallah I pray a last final thought that takes him to the highest levels of Jenna without any

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hisab and I hope one day inshallah we are all reunited with him, and we're able to continue the legacy he left and the legacy of the resource of Mojave Desert culture after about 100 out of an island, Zach Mola, hey brother Daniel, mashallah, that was a very emotional

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eulogy, and it's clear that the ship had a great impact on you. Inshallah, we want to finish the program by a two hour two hour share. And before I begin the DUA, just a reminder, that our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, when a person passed away, and other people were praising this person, the prophet system said, Unto shahada, Allah He filled out you Oh, believers are Allah's shahada on this earth, meaning when the community of believers praises a movement when they pass away, this is sha Allah is a sign that that movement was indeed upon piety, and the more people that love a person who has passed away and the more people that make dua for him, the more an indication,

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inshallah to Allah that that person was indeed righteous and pious, and one of the scholars of the past. He was talking about a time when many scholars were being imprisoned, their lectures were being banned. He said, the criterion for us is not popularity in life, it is the Janaza and the dua after death. In life scholars are jailed in life tyrants come and try to silence them. That's not the criterion. The criterion is the legacy after death. So we see Alhamdulillah that monana sloth, his legacy and the number of people that made dua for him and the number of you know, public announcements and Facebook posts mashallah Tabata Cola, across the country, and across many

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different groups and many different organizations. And this is insha Allah hooter, Allah in accordance with what our prophets Allah said them said unto him shahada Allah half an hour. So let us make dua for Maulana Yusuf Islam. Allah Hama filler who were humble Allah Allah Allah He worked for and who Allah who are criminals who Allah who was sitting with a fella who will seal who will be withheld you will burrowed Allahumma Dr. Jimenez who will be one Kataya karma yoga class, so will be alumina Denis, Allah who did who doubt on Hiram and daddy he went ahead and hired him in early he was origin here I'm in Zoji He Allah Murthy here fitness probably wiser but we'll cover Allahumma

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All of us across the globe that knew him yada we testify that we saw nothing but humility and a cloud and knowledge and dedication and service and sincerity throughout his 70 plus years of teaching and preaching, Yara we do not know the secret but we know what he showed us, Europe, Europe, all of us testify that we know nothing but good of this man, Yara we are asking you like your Prophet sallallahu sallam said that you accept our shahada for him, you accept our shahada for him and raise his ranks and Jen and forgive his sins and allow him to be resurrected with the Prophet sallallahu either he was setting them and allow us to be resurrected along with the both of

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them yeah are hamara Haman was Salalah who has sent them about a karate Mohamed and what are the early he was like be a Jemaine which is Kamala Hello to all of our guests who participated and all of you who came as well was set on why they come Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh.

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Amen.

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