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at the idea of

health which means behind its your back

I mean Vania day he woman healthy from

what is in front of you and what's from

behind you mean healthy so health has to

do with the back now if you look at the

idea Halawa you Hari for heal a fan it

means that you disagree with somebody so

why would the word for disagreement be

related to the word which has to do with

leaving behind where's the relationship

where's the relationship

it's something a little bit before that

what's the relationship what do we say

about individuals do you know anything

about his background right do you know

anything about his background everybody

has a background everybody has something

that's following his his behind that

comes with him when he comes to the

table so each individual has a life

experience related to how he has lived

his life what experiences he's had and

those life experiences including how his

parents treated him how his teachers

treated him what he was taught in school

if he had teachers at all what his

friends were like how they treated him

if he's short if he's tall these are

going to have psychological implications

on how a person views the world and so

each person has what's called a

healthier and this is in arabic as

salvia is your background your salvia is

your background when you come as a group

of individuals if you are not aware of

somebody else's background then this is

where disputation horizon

you see argumentation because you're not

seeing it from that perspective of the

other individual and this is why one of

the important components in dealing with

human beings is to understand their

background if you look at the prophet

sallallaahu some them there was a

bedouin once you did you have something

you wanted to share if you look at the

prophets of light Sam the Bedouin came

to him and he jerked his roll until they

said some ephemeral appeared in the neck

of the Prophet some redness and the

Prophet turned him and said what do you

want and he said give me something from

what Allah has given you and the Prophet

said and why should I do that

and he said after what you did to me in

other words and he said because I heard

you're somebody that doesn't repay a

wrong with another wrong right now the

Prophet smiled and gave him something

if you look at that part of it is the

profit understood men better Jaffa he

articulated that whoever lives in the

desert becomes dry now when I lived in

the desert when I had gotten came back

to the desert after a long time when I

first saw my teacher that I wept you

know I had some tears and somebody told

me later he said you know this earth has

dried out our tears we don't cry very

often in fact one of the Arabs said you

Kylie no Alana piata I hadn't then I'll

allow the Ichabod and easily people weep

about us but we don't weep over anyone

our livers are more tough than the

livers of camels because the liver is

the seed of emotion you see in the Arab

tradition and also in the Greek

tradition delivers the seed of emotion

and if you don't believe it is just try

getting hepatitis and see what happens

to you because your liver is no longer

functioning so you become very angry and

irritability is one of the symptoms of

hepatitis in western medical textbooks

you look under hepatitis symptoms

irritability and anger why are they

getting irritable angry because the the

liver is not functioning properly and so

the emotions get out of balance you're

no longer able to integrate them so the

the earth itself is drying by nature and

emotions have to do with robobot they're

wet you see and so these people have

less emotion than other people and also

because of the harshness of the life

they can't be emotional people it's a

very difficult place to live so the

nature of the life necessitates a type

of toughness and so they're not like

other people now because of that the the

prophets Eliza have said men bedded

Jaffa and because he knew salamati S&M;

that these people are are harsh in their

nature that it's really something that

you have to put up with you can't fall

them in that way because it is literally

part of the environment in which they

grow up in and so by understanding their


because if you saw a Bedouin and he

comes up to you and he starts behaving

like that you punch him in the face

right which might be a reaction from

somebody you know pulling the profits or

license cloak and this is because they

don't understand the background the

healthiest oh he laughs develops but

somebody who understands the background

can can literally they're able to to

diffuse that type of situation and this

is why the whole idea of Calif being a

Rama ft da Yadav Oh Almighty is

irrational why because each one of us

has literally something to bring to the

table of understanding and so Imam Shafi

Garagiola know his background where he

grew up is not the same as Malick Omaha

navara Delano did not grow up in the

same environment as Imam Shafi each one

of them is different if you look at

matok his his tradition is much more

sympathetic to the Bedouin than the

other met HAP's

he was in an environment in which the

Bedouin were constantly coming into

Medina and asking him questions he was

aware of their social circumstances in a

way that Mohini thought of the lana was

not because of Wahine who was living in

Baghdad and his contact with Bedouins

was minimal but Abu Hanifah Robb Delano

has a certain advantage of being in a

financial center in the Muslim world

that the other Imams didn't have you see

so because of their background also abu

hanifa is an idea me before he's out of

it so Abu Hanifah has an aji me

background and you can see within his

med have an understanding of the atom

that differs from the other three email

so each one of them has a certain

sociological historical background that

is going to enhance his understanding of

the Deen you see it won't be an

impediment it will be in

transmen now it's not for nothing that

Abu Hanifah rubella is the dominant med

hub of the non-arabs

I mean that's an interesting phenomena

that there are more non-arabs that

follow the method of alba Hani for then

of the other three Imam and it's not for

nothing that the vast majority of

nomadic people follow them that have of

Imam Attica of the Olano traditionally

in the Islamic tradition and it's one of

the things even Halden points out in his

mock oedema so background this I'm just

giving you an example of how semantic

fields are created in the Arabic

language and enhance our understanding

of the nature of reality itself and this

is why Allah says or one of the reasons

why Allah says that it was put into the

Arabic language or the Quran is Arabic

by nature lolicon talk alone in order

that you use your intellects it will

force you to reflect a variety the

Beruna for an armada alumina Saroja

don't they reflect deeply about the

Quran or is their hearts or their hearts

locked do they not have access to the

organ of understanding now that's

another interesting word - double -

double because dubar is the end of

something and so part of the double is

to go to the end of a thing to reflect

to the end to take it to its fall and

final conclusion not to simply be

superficial people but to go deeply and

look at what's behind the meaning behind

the thing itself because Dober literally

means the behind it means what you can't

see from an individual when you're

standing in front of them and Obul means

is the front it's what you took are the

louisville bar bill right the hobo is

the the front part and the dover is the

back part and the arabs a layer

yahoo-hoo bloom in degree he you can't

tell the front from the back so the

digger is the back of

thing which normally is hidden from view

when you're talking to somebody or when

you're in the presence of an individual

and so yet a dub bar means to seek out

what you can't see it's not to be

superficial it's not to take the meaning

at face value to go beyond what is

simply there so if you look at the quran

itself when allah says in the quran la

Aqsa mo v maracas and lejeune were in

the hood of assimilated Emunah ameen in

the hula for a non-korean tiki tab in

maknoon lime sue ellen mapa Harun Allah

swears by Milwaukee and knew June by the

places of the revelation now also

maracas and no zoom means by the

constellations of the stars by where the

stars lie when being since the very

beginning of creation since there's been

human beings to reflect the night sky

has been an obsession of human societies

and this is why astronomy is one of the

foundational human sciences and much of

the ancient world has to do with

astronomy if you look at the pyramids

and at all of these things most of it's

done because of observation of stars and

believing you how to align human

structures with the celestial forms and

things like this so you have people

literally those houses were designed

based on planetary design celestial

design but if you as a modern go out and

look at the night sky what do you see as

a modern unless you've studied astronomy

you see just a jumbled mass of lights up

in the sky you see no pattern

most city people if you take them out to

the night sky they don't even know where

the Big Dipper is right they call it an

air pocket double to view the Big Dipper

they don't know where it is

they don't know that you can see the

pole star and that the pole star doesn't

move most people don't know that I'm not

making this up you take them out you see

clear these Suraiya where's your idea

and they don't know even the modern

Arabs don't know anymore now if you go

to a Bedouin or bin Laden home yet a

dune they are guided by the Stars if you

go now to the Saharan desert you can get

a Bedouin who lives out in the desert

and he can show you the whole night sky

you'll say this here's this moffat

here's this mud flap here's this measum

here's this bar there's that idea

there's that there ah why do they

need to know that because they literally

guide themselves in the nighttime when

they travel in the desert by those far

so it becomes an important element of

the life to observe it and to know it

and they learn it from their parents and

from their mentor well the modern people

have lost this science why because even

Izumo me set when the night sky is put

out which elohim adi says is one of the

signs of in the dunya not in the

al-shara that the night sky would be put

out so now you go outside here in

Nottingham and centuries ago or even 60

years ago 50 years ago or a hundred

years ago when they didn't have lights

in these areas you could see the whole

night canopy now you can you don't see

the lights anymore you'll just see vague

few stars up in the sky right so when we

look at the sky we don't see the the

extraordinary nature of the sky but the

ancients did but they didn't see it by

just going out one night and looking

and saying oh I see all the patterns no

they had to watch it night after night

they had to make what's called to dub

ball right and watch it so that they

could see oh this did this last night

now tonight it's doing this then the

next day it's doing this and then and

then they watch it over the course of a

year and they realize oh in the in the

summer all the stars are here in the

winter they're over here and it's

repeated every year so then they start

working out about the whole nature of

the earth you see so all this

extraordinary knowledge was acquired

simply by observing the star so Allah

swears by Mohammedanism by the places

that he has put the stars were in Nevada

parsimony dote on the moon Arlene it's a

vast hustle if you thought about it that

Allah is maintaining and even more

fascinating for me is that the modern

astronomers say that what we're seeing

although it appears to us all to be

simply a one dimension or

two-dimensional canopy that many of

these constellations have stars that are

millions of miles apart from each other

right so we see them together a

constellation that's fixed when in fact

they're incredible distances between

them but Allah has made them what

happens a young nurse Emma Dounia be

Mossad yak

we have ornamented the night sky with

these Mesabi air now

the other meaning of the Moapa and the

jewel is the places that the is fall

into and this is called Tartabull quran

and this is one of the secrets of the

book of allah you see is the actual

turkey before on where the verses fall

into why they fall one comes after

another and this is why Allah says it's

an album it's a it's a great oath in the

hula for Anwen kareem it's a generous

quran sheikh eat a bin McNown in a

hidden book kena means to hide or be

hidden from ki tamanna McNown means a

book that's hidden leia mu so they don't

have intimacy with it el el mapa Haram

that are purified by Allah subhana WA

Ta'ala it's not mapa here on those who

purify themselves or an muthappa here on

its and ma Pajaro those who allow

purifies them those who are law gives an

access to this book so it's a hidden

book it's hidden from ignorant people

and that's why it's the ulil and bab the

people of inner most pit or core those

are the people that can understand the

Quran l'homme kublai f kahuna be have

they have hearts but they don't

understand with them so they have organs

of understanding but they're cut off

from it right so on edema and optimum

them soon there won't let you be known

Hatem allahu allah who will be him they

don't have access to their hearts while

asami him wander about Saudi Malaysia WA

and over their eyes is a he's a veil

they can't see it so somebody looks now

if you read the early Orientalist not

the later Orientals because they become

more clever because they started reading

tough seer right this true

the early Orientalists just looked at

the Quran they didn't look at tafseer

and so they said this is just garbled

mash of it doesn't make any sense just

like some ignorant person looking up at

the sky and saying this is just chaos

it's the jumble of just a bunch of

lights thrown together there's no

pattern here this is ignorant you see

ignorances is people that make hokum

make a judgment about something that

they have no knowledge about right they

have no knowledge of it but they yet

they make judgment and these are this is

the stupidity of man you see it's like

in the Arabic the modern Arabic you call

the appendix ze de right because the

modern Arabs falling into the trap of

ignorant Western people named it an

organ like an X

organ because the traditionally the

Europeans thought that the appendix had

no function meaningless organ is just so

this little thing at the end it just

sticks out of the colon and it has no

purpose right

so they called it Aida extra well now

recently they discover oh what actually

it does have some immune we can't fully

understand what's going on here but it

seems to have some immune function that

it's functioning to enhance the immune

system so because they couldn't work out

that it what it meant they have to say

it means nothing which is the height of

arrogance that O'Malley said I could be

and don't follow up things you have no

knowledge about you know don't say oh it

doesn't mean anything because you don't

understand its meaning right and this is

what ignorant people do so the whole

nature of looking at the Quran is

recognizing that the Quran takes years

of serious deliberation and in the end

you will only know just like the

astronomer will only know in minut

amount about the night scott star we

will only know a small amount about the

quran itself because like the night

scott stars it has infinite

possibilities and meaning then there's

the there's in fact more so than the

night sky because the night sky is

finite whereas the quran is from the

speech of allah which is infinite so

it's its meanings are inexhaustible and

they won't be exhausted in any one

lifetime or even the lifetime of the

ummah so it's a deep book and the arabic

language is a deep language because the

arabic language is the vehicle which

which allah subhanho wa taala has

revealed his book it's revealed in the

language of the arm and so the language

itself has a depth which will if you

take it on upon yourself will give you

more depth it will increase your own

understanding and don't think that the

Arabs have access to this because they

don't the Arabs have been cut off from

their language just like the Muslims

have been cut off from Islam and the

Deen and all these things you see most

Arabs are speaking Arabic without

realizing what the meanings of the words

they're saying they don't know they

don't know that about the root system

they don't know they don't see

connections between the words and I'm

not making this up they've been cut off

from their language and partly because

they've adopted Western ways of teaching

Arabic they left the traditional ways of

teaching the language because one of the

sciences of the language called Konoha

which is learning at the the in-depth

understanding of words that words in

Arabic are very specific and it was one

of the traditional sciences that was

taught in in the Muslim University but

people don't know that anymore I

remember years ago I was in bleedin

Algeria at one of the own amaz house and

I was looking in his library and he had

a book by a styler be called saloa and I

opened the book and I was looking at it

is very complicated to me at that time

and I asked him about it and he said he


Lindy hack you know this is something

learn your objective first learn the

alphabet and learn then you can look

into this so the language is

inexhaustible and it doesn't stop

but part of learning the language is

recognizing that it is a means and it's

not an int and in the way that I was

taught in from the Mauritanian scholars

is that knowledge goes like this my aha

you don't own a fool what the most

important knowledge is your Arpita how

you understand allah subhanaw taala and

the messenger in the idea ahem ooh ha ha

zoom zoom my for one and then the

follow-up to know the fit of by for what

not by Oh sue see some people now they

want to start fit with a soul and not

learn follow up you know we start with

photo ID just like the tree you first

see the branches you don't see the roots

you have to before you learn about the

roots of the tree you have to learn

about the branches of the tree and when

we think of a tree we don't think of

roots we think first of the trunk and

the branches and so that's what we learn

is the photo I tell so will form and

then Tessa wolf which has to do with

action how you act with what you know so

now you know epatha and you know food or

now you have to act according to it with

sincerity you have to believe in a lot

of applause and you have to do practice

your fifth with a class well not when we

do it let me out with a lot welcome you

seen the who Dean that's all they were

commanded to do was to worship Allah

which is you need up either and you need

fit to do that

you can't worship Allah without our key

then and without fit and you need to be

much less militia in the hoody you have

to have their claws and that's possible

so so often what an attorney has to do

what and you have to have a tool to

begin all of this

with and that's the Arabic language well

adit only has one so the Arabic language

is a tool by which you access the Deen

the meanings of the Deen

now this in no way should imply that a

Muslim can be a Muslim we cannot be a

Muslim without knowing Arabic that's a

false analogy or a false reasoning there

are many Muslims that have lived and

died in Islam and been much better

Muslims than the people who know the

Arabic language inside and out that

never knew any Arabic and that's

possible is it the desired situation no

it's not the desired situation because

it's the desired situation is that your

Deen is complete and part of the

completion of the Deen is understanding

the Book of Allah and that can't be

understood without the Arabic language

it doesn't mean you can't understand the

message of Islam without Arabic you can

the message of Islam can be transmitted

somebody can understand that I hate the

law without being a Muslim and there's

Muslims all over the world that do in

the vast majority of Muslims are non

Arabic speaking but Imam Shafi

in his City sada but of the alarm who

says yes you were adequately more tender

than any autonomy my who do who do who

min it out of the earth or you thought

of it out of the EMA

it's necessary for every McKenith right

which is a person who's reached puberty

to learn what he's capable of the

language of the era

and we know that Imam Shafi or the one

who lives 17 years amongst the desert

Arabs to absorb the language completely

and he is one of the great masters of

the Arabic language he spent 17 years

because he wanted to understand the

Quran and Benny Tamim still had a very

pure Arabic even already in this

beginning of the second century the

early part of the second century so

inshallah what what should happen is we

should make a commitment to learning

language and recognize that the language

can be learned that's an important

aspect of all of this the language can

be learned but it's it's literally once

you've said about learning the language

and insha Allah what what I think what I

can do for you in this month is to

really maybe give you some basic because

for an agony to learn the language is

not like an Arab who's learning the

language somebody who's Arabic by tongue

their mother tongue it's not the same as

an ad Jimmy who's learning the language

from start an Arab even though it's a

dialectical broken Arabic despite that

they have an advantage in some ways and

in some ways a disadvantage but they

have an advantage over non Arab because

of the

that they got from their childhood and

then also they studied even in the

modern schooling most of the primary and

secondary education is in Arabic but for

them to really study the language they

have to break a lot of bad habits and

things like that for a non-arab to learn

you're starting without the bad habits

right so you can learn the language in a

different way so there's advantages and

disadvantages to having dialectical

arabic or not having it but for the

Ajami person to learn Arabic the best

way to go about it I think is to look at

how the grammar the morphology and the

grammar is structured because the

Persians did this work for non Arabs

really I mean even though say now Ali is

attributed out of the Ilan who with

giving the first guidelines to putting

down the Arabic language to avoid us

what it do any was one of his companions

he was given the the guidelines for

doing this and he told him he said he he

told him that a lot of Vietnam kazuya

data data is form of animal holophone

and he said somehow had a now you have

ISM a ISM and you have a feral and a

house you have nouns which include

adjectives and pronouns and all

then you have verb time related words

and then you have conjunctions particles

and prepositions and then he said go

this way fun who had a now and that's

where you got the word now for grammar

but the reason that that's what a doily

came to him and complained to him was

that his daughter made Al and she

mispronounced something or she actually

made a grammatical mistake which worried

him now the reason she did that is

because what was happening is many

people were marrying Persians women

and/or having servants who were non Arab

and just like today in the Arabian

Peninsula you have now this phenomenon

of a lot of indo-pakistani or


or Filipino servants from Indonesia

coming and they learn a very broken at

Arabic and the children will often

because they speak more with the

servants they'll get these really bad

habits of broken Arabic right now

already they have a broken Arabic but

now they're getting a even more

transmogrified version of the language

it's it's gotten worse and this is a

danger always and so what grammar was

established as a way one of preserving

the language of the Quran but to of

taking non Arabs and and giving them the

ability to understand because people

native speakers tend not to know so much

their their grammar there are many

English people walking around speaking

excellent syntactical English and not

making any mistakes in their in their

language but if you ask them to give you

a grammatical analyses of a sentence

structure they might not know at all

they might have had it back in school

but they can't remember

anymore but because they've learned the

language like this they don't really

need it whereas for the eruv and the

non-arab now in order to understand the

quran you have to have an understanding

of grammar you have to and the Quran

cannot be interpreted without

understanding the nature of the grammar

of the Quran and the morphology and and

the semantics of the language because

that's one of the sciences of Islam is

understanding what the words meant at

the time of the revelation not later

you can't take a word like for instance

in modern Arabic muta ser means backward

in the sense of like a Dola muta Azshara

a country that's back technologically

and Dolan with the edema so the

Europeans are called muta at the moon

and the Muslims are called muta a

theorem that's what in modern linguistic

discourse they'll say you know they'll

say something like tuna stolen go to

akhira for firaon Saddam attack oedema

Tunis is a backward country and France

is a progressive country well if you

take that same vocabulary and look at

the Quran it says quite the opposite it

says Neiman Sanya - aha and yet Adam oh

yet aha that this book is for those who

they want to get up at them by believing

in it and following it or yet AHA by

just believing it and not following it

so the Quranic nature of the pediment

offer has to do with belief and Cooper

so by our if we're using Quranic Arabic

we would say Forenza is Delta Akira and

Tunis is dolomitic Idina by the language

of the Quran so we can't take how the

moderns use the language and try to

apply it and this has been done very

stupidly you know I've heard people say

things that have nothing to do with the

nature of the Arabic language and then


somebody's tried to say that Adam was

meant human beings and wasn't an

individual she's a woman she teaches

Arab Islamic history in Kentucky

PhD but a fact Assam and I heard her

give a lecture and she said o Adam means

the human beings

it doesn't mean an individual so when

the Quran says Adam the oh and then what

this is even more absurd she said that

when Allah says Allah vihara hokum in

Neffs and wahida wahala Amin ha ahaaaaa

the one who created you from one nafs

and created from that nufs its mate she

said nuts is feminine and xoj is

masculine so the woman was created

before the man so this is type of

stupidity and ignorance that exists in

this day and age you know because people

don't there's no traditional knowledge

anymore being imparted and so everybody

you know Kulemin have bola de bay if

they can and everybody that can get up

on their two feet and put sentences

together can lecture and and do things

and this what's happening and so a lot

of false information is being spread

about Islam so inshallah hopefully in

this month you know we'll we'll we'll

just try to look at at some of the basic

structure of the Arabic language for

some people there's going to be some

review and and that's always good


is not a bad thing if you look in the

traditional pop apart they'll say things

like Walker Al Jarreau Nia Allah and

foolin and then Walker on edge oromia

a la una Black Hills have read the edge

over Mia several times it is true or not

true yeah

they'll take one same book and read it

with several different teachers and part

of it is the reinforcing of knowledge

right and the other thing is that we

forget when Takata Crawford Abood onion

said the one that leaves repetition they

forget so there's no harm in going over

things a second time if you've already

done some of the things before it's

always good and what I found is

generally when you do things the second

or the third time you get openings that

you didn't have the first time so

there's always a blessing to that also

so hopefully you know during this time

my recommendation to myself and and all

of you is like one of them said what

what walk to emphasis or not we need to

be ugly he was had a cameo bo time is

the most precious thing that you're

concerned with preserving and I see it's

the easiest thing that you can lose time

is the most precious thing that you

should conserve and it's the easiest

thing that can be lost so you have a

month and a month is actually in this

day and age toward the end of time the

awesome as Nina time begins to be

constricted it goes very fast I was just

in a two-week teaching thing in New

Mexico and it was gone just like that

so today inshallah we ask a lot to give

us Baraka at the time because if there's

butter cut you'll find that there's you

have more time when there's less Baraka

then time goes faster right

so hopefully Allah give us Baraka so

there's more time more

managed to the time we have but what I

would really highly recommend is just to

really take take the time here seriously

to just study and for those of you who

have been studying in the university or

have recently been in courses and things

like that it's going to be a little

easier because you're used to to doing

some study for people who haven't you

just have to you know subdue the nephs

attic a useful man Dan and EPSA who well

I mean any neither animal being the one

who has intelligence subdues his self

and works for what's coming after death

and part of this learning all of this in

Charlotte is Armin Lehmann about the

molten Chama learning because learning

any signs of the Dean is for a fella

it's not for dunya although it has dunya

application is for Ashura so you should

consider in Java all of this that s

event of law you know to consider in

shallow that Allah will give you reward

for it and it's for your eyes that are

not for your dunya and so that's the one

who has intelligence subdue the self and

work for what's after death and

inshallah that's what we're going to do

here for this month and people in

shallow they'll be benefit for all of us

and see ya unless you have dollars here

so people who have questions especially

concerning v matters and

like that you know he's much aa good

resource for us while we're here and

then inshallah when the other teachers

come about halfway through other things

will happen so hopefully you know this

will be just a harmonious month United

what I would warn all of us against

myself first is not wasting our time in

frivolous talk the Prophet said cutting

along with a comma beta will con will

cut about the suit ad what you're buying

that Allah dislikes for you empty talk

and too much questioning and wasting

wealth and part your most precious

wealth that you have is your own life

you know it's high up itself

that's your rocks mad that's your