The Attitude of Someone Who Truly Has Knowledge | Brother Nouman Ali Khan

The Attitude of Someone Who Truly Has Knowledge – Nouman Ali Khan I’m reminded of a really interesting incident or experience almost over year ago. I traveled to Oman. And we had a program there. There was a program that I attended in the Masjid for about 7 days. It was an ‘itikaf, there were about 500 of us that stayed there. And there was a study program for just reflecting on the Qur’an. That’s what it was. And there were rules for attending this program. And one of the rules was you have to leave cell phone. Astagfirullahaladzim. You have to leave your cell phone with the custodians and if there’s an emergency they’ll contact them, but for 7 days you don’t have your phone. I don’t even know how you can breathe without your phone anymore, but we did it, somehow. So there’s no phone with us. And the second thing was you can only mention your name and you can only mention where you’re from, but you can’t say anything else about yourself. Nothing else. There were people there that were scholars of hadith. There were people there that were millionaires. There were people there that were shuyukh, mashaikh, there are teaching their whole life. There were people there that owned two camels and that’s their entire life is taking care of those camels. There were people that were taxi drivers. But we don’t know who’s who. Nobody know who’s who. All you can say is, “(… إسمي)” “(… و أنا من)”, and that’s it. That’s all. And you don’t say, “This is how old I am.” “This is what I do for a living.” “This is what my job is.” Nope. Nothing. And when you’re going to discuss Qur’an, you can’t even quotes scholars or technical Arabic things or whatever. Because that might give somebody a clue, ‘this guy is a scholar’. So you can’t talk like that. You have to keep everything basic. This was part of the rules. And the vast majority of the people that attended were, I was probably one of the only few that wasn’t a scholar, like there were scholars in this audience. But it was an exercise in humility. It was a profound exercise in humility for 7 days. Just to be (عَبْدًا مِنْ عِبَادِنَا). Just to be that. Just to be ‘a servant from within Our servants’. You see Shah Waliullah Dehlawi rahimahullah said something beautiful. It’s stuck with me since I heard it in my youth. He describes somebody who has true knowledge. He said, “When a tree bears fruit, its branches lower.” “When the tree bears fruit, its branches lower.” The idea meaning if you’ve truly born the fruit knowledge, then there’s a humility that impacts you. You come lower. You don’t think of yourself as higher. When somebody is questioning you, criticizing you, in your head you’re not processing, ‘Who are you to ask me? Excuse me, what do you know?’ ‘Are you even on YouTube, you’re gonna ask me?’ That’s not what’s going on in your head. That’s not what’s going on in my head. This is the attitude of (عَبْدًا مِنْ عِبَادِنَا).


  1. Sheetal Swami

    March 9, 2019 at 5:44 pm

    Allah Hu Akbar 😇🙌

  2. Zayan Calicut

    March 9, 2019 at 5:44 pm


  3. Izzah's GaLogs

    March 9, 2019 at 5:44 pm

    Love Islam ,
    Love your videos

  4. Itachi The best

    March 9, 2019 at 5:49 pm

    Love Islam ☪️

  5. vaava yaasi

    March 9, 2019 at 5:54 pm

    Pls provide subtitles… Maashah Allah.. Everything is good. May allah bless all the team members working behind

  6. hussain saikh

    March 9, 2019 at 5:55 pm


  7. zachary romeo

    March 9, 2019 at 5:59 pm

    Obviously this is extremely AWESOME !!

  8. Naief Abbas

    March 9, 2019 at 6:01 pm

    really? i from oman here is nothing like that

  9. Mohd Alsumaim

    March 9, 2019 at 6:03 pm

    What a great line:
    When a tree bears fruit its branches lower.

  10. Farhana Sarmin

    March 9, 2019 at 6:11 pm

    My father went to Itekhab several times. And my mom went too. The environment they create is wonderful.

  11. Journey towards success

    March 9, 2019 at 6:19 pm

    Great lines and it was direct 💯 example ..May Allah Show his Mercy and Make Ur work easy !!

  12. Ultimate Random Videos

    March 9, 2019 at 6:29 pm

  13. ᴋɴɪɢʜᴛ َ

    March 9, 2019 at 6:33 pm

    Subhan Allah
    I like the idea ❤

  14. الدخس ؟

    March 9, 2019 at 6:38 pm

    I love it! ! ! !

  15. الدخس ؟

    March 9, 2019 at 6:38 pm


  16. anti gone

    March 9, 2019 at 6:49 pm

    This is a great YouTube channel even for us who talk Arabic it's so benefit 🌸✌may Allah bless you 🙌

  17. Luthfi Riziq

    March 9, 2019 at 11:50 pm

    Indonesian proverb : "(Rice), the more it fills, the lower it bows."

  18. Summaiya Nazneen

    March 10, 2019 at 4:03 am


  19. Bilal wak

    March 10, 2019 at 5:03 am

    Jazakallahu khairan

  20. MJ S

    March 10, 2019 at 5:38 am

    Masha Allah👍
    @1:36 scholar
    @1:55 abdun min ibadillah

  21. Rational believer

    March 10, 2019 at 8:49 am

    Mashallah jazakallah for ur efforts

  22. Rahatul Jannat

    March 10, 2019 at 9:13 am

    Oman is my favorite country, it's a blessed country. I love this country with all my heart but yeah of course I love my birthplace cuz I have to since its a part of Iman.
    I live there and I wonder when did he come – which year I mean cuz last year Mufti Menk came and I was so happy and I didn't miss any three of his lectures. Oman is a peaceful country, our prophet (s) has prayed for this country. U'll find peace in this country. Come n visit. It's clean and a beautiful place.


    March 10, 2019 at 12:24 pm

    What is the name of the program or the area and masjid the program was done in ?

  24. Dark Rose

    March 10, 2019 at 12:27 pm

    So I have question. I dont know where to ask else, because I dont trust These kind of Internet sites. The last couple weeks I am dreaming almost the same dream but with different person. My dream is about someone giving me a baby or I find a baby myself, so that I can take care of him/her. In some dreams I even "adopted" them, because I loved them so much as if there were my own baby. What does this dream mean? Again im dreaming the same dream but with different person and in a different location, and its always a baby not a child. I hope someone can help me understand these dreams. Assalamu aleykum

  25. Júlio Rebelo

    March 10, 2019 at 11:00 pm

    My dear brothers, I know that you make this animations to spread knowledge but… make pictures of the creatures of the Almighty is a big sin, the ones who use to do pictures of the creatures of Allah in life will have a GREAT punishment in the Day is Resurrection… Please, I only want what is better to you all my brothers please, think about what I have said… Peace be with you all !!!

  26. yusika nabilla

    March 11, 2019 at 1:58 am

    In Indonesian, it says “seperti padi, semakin berisi, semakin merunduk” . Which translates to “be like the rice stalk, as it is laden with ripening grains, it bows down”.


    March 11, 2019 at 6:38 am

    I don’t get it, when they all went to that place what was the purpose what did they achieve. What did they do there

  28. Ibrahim Khan

    March 11, 2019 at 12:18 pm

    Can you give link to the full lecture?

  29. Ummi Yaacub

    March 19, 2019 at 11:14 am

    That exercising humility animation is sooo cute I lol'ed!

    P.S. Ustaz Nouman, can you PLEASE organize a similar program in Malaysia? 😉

  30. Kaneez e Fatima

    March 23, 2019 at 7:21 pm

    Masha Allah


    March 30, 2019 at 11:58 pm


  32. SafwanNet

    April 4, 2019 at 8:34 pm

    I thought he was going to share an incident from that event.

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