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“To benefit from a Deeni talk, there are two requirements:
1) Talab: to listen with a yearning and desire to gain from it.
2) Ihtiyaaj: to consider oneself to be in need of what is being said.
Just participating and listening to talks, without these, will not bring change in one’s life. The disbelievers of Makkah Mukarramah had many opportunities to listen to our beloved Nabi sallallaahu alayhi wasallam, but did not change because they neither had Talab nor ihtiyaaj.”
Hadhrat Aqdas Shaykhul Hadeeth Mawlana Muhammad Saleem Dhorat (ḥafizahullah)