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1 1PW 101: Selected Sayings

2 2 2 Week 2 The Importance of Time The Importance of Knowledge and Wisdom Self-Control The Rights of Other People

3 3PW 101: Selected Sayings3 The Importance of Time نِعْمَتَانِ مَغْبُونٌ فِيهِمَا كَثِيرٌ مِنَ النَّاسِ : الصِّحَّةُ وَالفَرَاغُ “Two blessings which many people waste are good health and free time.” B 6412 Blessing: like a gift – to use not abuse – Like capital – invest for next life Many people: desires overpower – be an exception Waste: through deception – cheated out of capital Health: ability to do things – illness – old age – death Free time: non-essential things – living/comfort/luxury

4 4PW 101: Selected Sayings4 The Importance of Time مِنْ حُسْنِ إِسْلَامِ المَرْءِ تَرْكُهُ مَا لَا يَعْنِيهِ “It’s better for a Muslim to leave what doesn’t concern him.” T [ ṣ ] 2317 From the good characteristics – a true believer Leave: speech/actions - replace it with something else Concern: Unnecessary for life/religion Why: wastes time – might lead to disobedience

5 5PW 101: Selected Sayings5 The Importance of Knowledge and Wisdom مَنْ يُرِدِ اللَّهُ بِهِ خَيْرًا يُفَقِّهْهُ فِي الدِّينِ “When Allah intends to benefit someone, He gives him a deep understanding of the religion.” B 71 Benefit: not worldly benefit Gives him: not only through own efforts Deep understanding: opposite exists – not beneficial

6 6PW 101: Selected Sayings6 The Importance of Knowledge and Wisdom لاَ حَسَدَ إِلَّا فِي اثْنَتَيْنِ : رَجُلٍ آتَاهُ اللَّهُ مَالًا، فَسَلَّطَهُ عَلَى هَلَكَتِهِ فِي الحَقِّ، وَرَجُلٍ آتَاهُ اللَّهُ حِكْمَةً، فَهُوَ يَقْضِي بِهَا وَيُعَلِّمُهَا “There is no envy except with regard to two things: a man to whom Allah has given wealth and empowered him to spend for the truth, and a man to whom Allah has given wisdom and he acts by it and teaches it.” B 1409 Envy: desiring what someone else has – to emphasize their greatness, not to allow envy Except for two: to emphasize, not limit Spend: blessing; sincerely; what pleases Allah Wisdom: revelation/rational; used in way of Allah Act & Teach: responsibility

7 7PW 101: Selected Sayings7 The Importance of Knowledge and Wisdom إِنَّ اللَّهَ لاَ يَنْزِعُ العِلْمَ بَعْدَ أَنْ أَعْطَاكُمُوهُ انْتِزَاعًا، وَلَكِنْ يَنْتَزِعُهُ مِنْهُمْ مَعَ قَبْضِ العُلَمَاءِ بِعِلْمِهِمْ، فَيَبْقَى نَاسٌ جُهَّالٌ، يُسْتَفْتَوْنَ فَيُفْتُونَ بِرَأْيِهِمْ، فَيُضِلُّونَ وَيَضِلُّونَ “Allah will not remove knowledge after He has given it to you, but it will be removed when the people of knowledge die and ignorant people remain who will be asked to give answers and will give them according to their own opinions. They will go astray and lead others astray.’” B 7307 Knowledge: understanding revelation Given it: not only personal effort Ignorant: even of their own status Own opinions: wrong understanding or tainted by desires Lead others: communal harm

8 8PW 101: Selected Sayings8 The Importance of Knowledge and Wisdom مَا اجْتَمَعَ قَوْمٌ فِي بَيْتٍ مِنْ بُيُوتِ اللهِ، يَتْلُونَ كِتَابَ اللهِ، وَيَتَدَارَسُونَهُ بَيْنَهُمْ، إِلَّا نَزَلَتْ عَلَيْهِمِ السَّكِينَةُ، وَغَشِيَتْهُمُ الرَّحْمَةُ وَحَفَّتْهُمُ الْمَلَائِكَةُ، وَذَكَرَهُمُ اللهُ فِيمَنْ عِنْدَه “Any gathering that assembles in one of the houses of Allah to recite the Book of Allah and mutually study it will be blessed with tranquility, covered with mercy, surrounded by angels, and mentioned by Allah to those in His presence.” M 2699 Gathering: to redirect purposes behind why people meet Houses: not limited to a location but better Study: to understand and apply Tranquility: purpose in life; guidance Mercy: Allah’s forgiveness due to good deeds Mentioned: highest honor

9 9PW 101: Selected Sayings9 The Importance of Knowledge and Wisdom لاَ يُلْدَغُ المُؤْمِنُ مِنْ جُحْرٍ وَاحِدٍ مَرَّتَيْنِ “A believer is not stung from the same hole twice.” B 6133 Believer: one characteristic Stung: mistake Twice: learn from past mistake Same hole: even worse – no need for analogy

10 10PW 101: Selected Sayings10 Self-Control لَيْسَ الشَّدِيدُ بِالصُّرَعَةِ، إِنَّمَا الشَّدِيدُ الَّذِي يَمْلِكُ نَفْسَهُ عِنْدَ الغَضَبِ “The strong one is not the expert fighter but he who can control himself when angry.” B 6114 Strong one: redefining terms Control: suppress not eliminate Angry: can be positive [action]; usually negative consequences [clouded thought]

11 11PW 101: Selected Sayings11 Self-Control لَوْ أَنَّ ابْنَ آدَمَ أُعْطِيَ وَادِيًا مَلْئًا مِنْ ذَهَبٍ أَحَبَّ إِلَيْهِ ثَانِيًا، وَلَوْ أُعْطِيَ ثَانِيًا أَحَبَّ إِلَيْهِ ثَالِثًا، وَلاَ يَسُدُّ جَوْفَ ابْنِ آدَمَ إِلَّا التُّرَابُ “If the son of Adam [i.e. a human] were given a valley full of gold, he would want another one. If he were given a second valley of gold, he would want a third. Nothing will fill the son of Adam except the dirt of the grave.” B 6438 Son of Adam: meaning ‘most’ – due to desires Gold: get benefit; most people desire Another one: not fulfilled, even with a lot Dirt: worldly temptations never cease - fulfillment not solution – reduce desire

12 12PW 101: Selected Sayings12 Self-Control مَا مَلَأَ آدَمِيٌّ وِعَاءً شَرًّا مِنْ بَطْنٍ. بِحَسْبِ ابْنِ آدَمَ أُكُلَاتٌ يُقِمْنَ صُلْبَهُ، فَإِنْ كَانَ لَا مَحَالَةَ فَثُلُثٌ لِطَعَامِهِ وَثُلُثٌ لِشَرَابِهِ وَثُلُثٌ لِنَفَسِهِ “A man can’t fill any vessel worse than his own stomach. It’s sufficient for a man to eat small meals that keep the back straight. If this isn’t possible, then a third with food, a third with drink, and leave a third for space to breathe. T [ ḥṣ ] 2380 Man: average person Worse: to emphasize – vessel: so many options Sufficient: to survive Back straight: good health If: lack self-control Third: don’t exceed

13 13PW 101: Selected Sayings13 Self-Control فَإِذَا رَأَى أَحَدُكُمْ امْرَأَةً فَأَعْجَبَتْهُ، فَلْيَأْتِ أَهْلَهُ فَإِنَّ مَعَهَا مِثْلَ الَّذِي مَعَهَا “When one of you sees a woman he is attracted to, he should go to his wife. She has the like of what the other one has.” T [ ḥṣ ] Sees: after averting gaze Attracted: natural; maintain control Wife: or fast, if unmarried She has: beauty; even if less it will fulfill you

14 14PW 101: Selected Sayings14 Self-Control الكَيِّسُ مَنْ دَانَ نَفْسَهُ وَعَمِلَ لِمَا بَعْدَ المَوْتِ، وَالعَاجِزُ مَنْ أَتْبَعَ نَفْسَهُ هَوَاهَا وَتَمَنَّى عَلَى اللَّهِ “A wise man controls his desires and strives for the next life, while the fool is led by his vain desires and then hopes Allah will forgive him.” T [ ḥ ] 2459 Wise: not worldly definition Desires: unbalanced cravings Strives: rather than following desires Fool: even if worldly clever Led by: can’t control them Hopes: without fulfilling prerequisites

15 15PW 101: Selected Sayings15 The Rights of Other People وَإِرْشَادُكَ الرَّجُلَ فِي أَرْضِ الضَّلَالِ لَكَ صَدَقَةٌ، وَبَصَرُكَ لِلرَّجُلِ الرَّدِيءِ البَصَرِ لَكَ صَدَقَةٌ، وَإِمَاطَتُكَ الحَجَرَ وَالشَّوْكَةَ وَالعَظْمَ عَنِ الطَّرِيقِ لَكَ صَدَقَةٌ “Guiding a person who doesn’t know the area, leading the way for a man with bad eyesight, or removing a stone, thorn, or bone from the road will count as a charity for you.” T [ ḥ ] 1956 Guiding: like teaching knowledge Leading: appreciating your eyes Removing: what you would want done Charity: helping others with intention

16 16PW 101: Selected Sayings16 The Rights of Other People كُلُّ سُلاَمَى عَلَيْهِ صَدَقَةٌ، كُلَّ يَوْمٍ، يُعِينُ الرَّجُلَ فِي دَابَّتِهِ، يُحَامِلُهُ عَلَيْهَا، أَوْ يَرْفَعُ عَلَيْهَا مَتَاعَهُ صَدَقَةٌ، وَالكَلِمَةُ الطَّيِّبَةُ، وَكُلُّ خَطْوَةٍ يَمْشِيهَا إِلَى الصَّلاَةِ صَدَقَةٌ، وَدَلُّ الطَّرِيقِ صَدَقَةٌ “There is a charity owed by every joint of the body each and every day. Putting things right between two people is a charity. Helping a man to prepare his vehicle, aiding him to get seated in it, or loading his baggage onto it is a charity. A kind word is a charity. Every step you take to the prayer is charity. Removing an obstruction from the road is charity.” B 2891 Joint: every major part – to appreciate blessings Every day: you use these parts every day Putting things right: resolve dispute Vehicle: a helping hand helps; you would appreciate it Kind word: rather than silence Every step: figurative; the effort is worth it; rewarded like charity Obstruction: help others

17 17PW 101: Selected Sayings17 The Rights of Other People مَنْ لَا يَشْكُرُ النَّاسَ لَا يَشْكُرُ اللَّهَ “Anyone who does not thank people does not thank Allah.” T [ ṣ ] 1954 Thank: by heart and/or verbally Thank Allah: being ungrateful to apparent direct cause [people] will lead to ungratefulness of indirect cause [Allah] – thanking the means to a blessing is appreciating the blessing

18 18PW 101: Selected Sayings18 The Rights of Other People مَنْ صُنِعَ إِلَيْهِ مَعْرُوفٌ فَقَالَ لِفَاعِلِهِ : جَزَاكَ اللَّهُ خَيْرًا فَقَدْ أَبْلَغَ فِي الثَّنَاءِ “If anyone has something good done for him, he should say to the person who did it, ‘May Allah repay you well.’ He has then been ample in his praise.” T [ ḥ ] 2035 Something good: even small Repay: jazāka llāhu khayrā/jazāki llāhu khayrā Ample: “thanks” not enough – pray for non- Muslim

19 19PW 101: Selected Sayings19 The Rights of Other People السَّاعِي عَلَى الأَرْمَلَةِ وَالمِسْكِينِ، كَالْمُجَاهِدِ فِي سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ، أَوِ القَائِمِ اللَّيْلَ الصَّائِمِ النَّهَارَ “Someone who strives on behalf of widows and the poor is like someone who fights in the way of Allah or someone who prays all night and then fasts all day.” B 5353 Widows/poor: difficult situation – no means to earn Strives: to help – make independent Fights/prays/fasts: excellence of these acts – comparable: requires effort

20 20PW 101: Selected Sayings20 Review The Importance of Time The Importance of Knowledge and Wisdom Self-Control The Rights of Other People


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