Category Archives: Talib Al Ilm (Student of Knowledge)

Signs of Beneficial knowledge : Sheikh Bakr Aboo Zayd رحمه الله


images1) Implementing it.
2) Hatred for being praised,  complemented,  or displaying haughtiness over others.
3) Increasing your modesty with the increase of knowledge.
4) Fleeing from the love of leadership,  fame,  and worldly pleasures.
5) Abandoning the claim to have knowledge.
6) Having bad suspicions about oneself,  and good suspicion about other people,  so as to steer clear from disparaging them.

‘Abdullaah Ibn Mubaarak رحمه الله used to say,  in poetry if the manners of the Salaf were mentioned:

“Do not compare us to them
for the sound person who walks
Is not the same as the crippled one. “

[The Etiquette of Seeking Knowledge –  Sheikh Bakr Aboo Zayd رحمه الله – page 79]

Shaikh Fawzan (hafidahullah) on frauds who pretend to have Islamic knowledge


In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Ever Merciful…

The great scholar, Shaykh Saalih al-Fowzaan (may Allaah preserve him), was asked:

What is “ta’aalum”? And what is your advice to the youth who face trials due to people engaged in ta’aalum?

He replied:

Ta’aalum is to feign knowledge. Feigning knowledge. It is when a person claims knowledge, while he is not knowledgeable in reality. He has not taken any knowledge directly from the scholars. Rather, he merely learned some things from books, solely from reading. He lacks sound fundamentals to build upon; he just reads things in books and proceeds according to his own understanding, likely erring more than being correct. This is a person of ta’aalum. He is a danger to himself (firstly) and to everyone (at large), since he plays games with the religion of Allaah, the Mighty and Majestic.

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Plunging into disputes between the Scholars – Shaykh Al-Fawzaan


indexShaykh Al-Fawzaan (hafidahullah) said, “I advice all my brothers, especially the youth upon the sunnah and the students of knowledge upon the sunnah to busy themselves in seeking the correct knowledge, whether it be in mosques, islamic schools, islamic institutions or islamic universities.

Plus busy themselves in islamic lectures and I advice them to stay away from plunging into disputes between the scholars because, this matter brings no good and there is no wisdom in entering it.

Also it is wasting time and confusing the thoughts of the students of knowledge from Ahlus Sunnah and the laymen who adhere to the way of the salaf us saalih (righteous predecessors), it is a barrier in good deeds and it is falling into abandonment of others upon the sunnah and instigating a war amongst the Muslims upon the Sunnah.
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Be careful who you take your deen from!


قال الإمام محمد بن سيرين

إِنَّ هَذَا العِلْمَ دِيْنٌ؛ فَانْظُرُواْ عَمَّنْ تَأخُذُوْنَ دِيْنَكُمْ

(أخرجه مسلم في مقدمة صحيحه)

The Imaam Muhammad bin Sireen said:
“Indeed this knowledge is the religion, so be careful with regards to the one whom you take your religion from”

[Imaam Muslim collected it in the introduction to his Saheeh]

An excellent explanation of this statement by Shaykh Ahmad Ibn ‘Umar Bazmool:

Be-Careful-Who-You-Take-Your-Deen-From‘…This is how important this is, this knowledge is deen, something that he will be raised with on the day of judgment…the Muslim must look and take his deen from Ahlus-Sunnah, as-Salafiyyoon, known for knowledge, being upright and having taqwaa’

‘Imaam Maalik said it is not enough for someone to be a worshipper, and to be known for Zuhd, outward expression of worship, that you take from them…but they did not take from them because that was not their affair (knowledge), they were worshippers that’s all. In this time we see someone who has a lihyah (beard), his thobe above his ankles and he is then the muftee of his area, this is a mistake!’
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Seeking Knowledge Until Death: From a lecture by Shaykh Salih aalish-Shaykh


imagesImâm Ahmad had two sons, ‘Abdullâh and Sâlih, whom were half-brothers. Sâlih relates that “A man saw my father carrying a mihbarah (a wooden inkwell that students used to carry along with their pens) and said, ‘O Abâ ‘Abdillâh! You are the Imâm of the Muslims!’ ”

This man spoke like this since he was surprised to see Imâm Ahmad carrying his mihbarah as the young students would carry it, or indeed that he would still read books, or shoulder the same responsibilities that the youth did. Note also how all the people were fascinated by him (by Imâm Ahmad), even the elders of the people!

Imâm Ahmad replied with a statement that nullified this man’s whole understanding. He said: “I will be with the mihbarah all the way to the maqbarah (graveyard).”

What did he mean? He meant, “I will be busy with knowledge until I die.”

Another narration mentions that he said this same statement on a separate occasion to another group of people: “As for me, I will seek knowledge until I am placed in the grave.”

When the time of his death came near, he said to those around him:

“Relate to me the statement of Hushaym.” (Hushaym was Hushaym ibn Bashîr, Imâm Ahmad’s first teacher. He met him in the year 179AH, when he began seeking knowledge at the age of 16) So they read to him what he had requested. This narrated tradition mentioned that Ibn Sîrîn used to dislike a person groaning from pain. At that time, Imâm Ahmad had became very ill and he used to groan due to the pain yet when they informed him that Ibn Sîrîn used to dislike groaning at such a time, he did not groan again until he died.

This is the reality of his statement, “I will seek knowledge until I am placed in the grave,” meaning, “I must continue benefiting from knowledge.”

So if you have left your youth behind and become a teacher or an educator, or a lecturer or professor in the university, or an author, and you say, “I have finished seeking knowledge,” know that this is the situation of someone who does not know the reality of his affairs.

Al-‘Ilm is knowledge of what? It is knowledge of the Speech of Allah and the speech of His Messenger, peace be upon him. Has anyone reached a level of awareness of the meanings of the Speech of Allaah and His Messenger, peace be upon him, and also the statements of the scholars explaining the Book and the sunnah, a level of awareness that is sufficient?

No one has reached that level. No one who has the right intention and a proper heart has reached that level. Regarding this, Imâm Ahmad said, “With the mihbarah all the way to the maqbarah.” He was addressing everyone, advising us to continue seeking knowledge and not to give it up for any petty reason.

In the study circles of our mosques we have seen a great number of students who are eager to learn for two months, and then they abandon it. Three months or so only. What is this?! Some of them seek knowledge for 3, 4, 5, or 7 years and then they abandon it. Why is that? Is it because the lure of the world has come to you, so you are finished and now you head off into the world? Is it because a position was offered to you and you took it? Is it because you have reached a certain status, you have become a school director or professor in the university? For this you reason you have stopped seeking knowledge? No! You must continue seeking knowledge until you die. This is what will correct the society’s problems, if their scholars take this advice. As for the students of knowledge, then they must hold fast to this advice, “With the mihbarah all the way to the maqbarah.”

He must stay with his book until he dies – reading, learning, memorizing, reviewing, teaching, until his end.

What are the people saying these days? “The rulings related to prayer, we know them, no problem.” If you asked them about many of the rulings, you will find that they do not know them. Why is that? It is because they have become satisfied with the knowledge they have, even delighted that they have the knowledge they have. We ask Allah that He excuses us and that He is pleased with us.

If you asked them about affairs even greater than the prayer, issues of creed, issues of tawhîd, you will find that they have not fully grasped the issues, and they used to be students of knowledge! Why is that? Because they were negligent, and thus abandoned it.

Knowledge is honor, if you abandon it, it will abandon you. If you take the task seriously, you will be given some of it, from what Allaah has decreed for you.

Source: http://ummhasna.blogspot.in

What the Scholars Say About Shaykh Muqbil (rahimahullah)?


dammaajShaikh Ibn Baz said of him: Shaikh Muqbil is more knowledgeable than me and is a Muhaddith (this is from Shaikh Ibn Baz’s humility).

Shaikh Al Albani said: The Shaikh is a caller to the book and the Sunnah and toward what the companions were upon.

Shaikh Muhammad Ibn Salih Al Uthaimeen said: Shaikh Muqbil is Imam Imam Imam (meaning leader).

Shaikh Ahmad An Najmi said: Shaikh Muqbil Ibn Hadi is an Alim from the Salafis and he has established the Methodology of the Salaf Us Salih in his books and he has called toward it and taught his students the Methodology of the Salaf.

Shaikh Rabee’ Ibn Hadi said: He is the carrier of the flag of Tawheed and Sunnah. This caller to Allah who is the true reviver in Yemen… the one who is abstinent and shuns from the world and is righteous, the scholar of Hadeeth who mashed the Dunya and its decorations under his feet.

Yasir Qadhi Exposed! Once they replace our scholars, where will they take us? Part 2


In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Ever Merciful…

yasir-qadhi-defeaming-scholarsYasir Qadhi, self-proclaimed scholar and Dean of Academic Affairs at Almaghrib Institute, has recently become even more active in requesting the general Muslims to keep away from the scholars of Islaam, and to rely completely on Westernized and apologetic preachers like himself and those connected to his Almaghrib Institute, those currently being set up as replacements for the actual scholars of Islaam.

In a recent speech about “modernity” in December of 2013, Yasir Qadhi tells stories of the “stupidity” of the scholars of Islaam throughout history, and how their rigidity and lack of connection to the people has always kept Islaam and the Muslims from progress.

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Yasir Qadhi Exposed! Once they replace our scholars, where will they take us? Part 1


Ibn Barjas (rahimahullaah):

“O student! If you want knowledge from its sources then you should stick to the great scholars [Kibâr-ul-‘ulama]: those who have gray beards & weak bodies & have lost their power in [pursuit of] knowledge & educating. Stick to them before they disappear & take from their treasure before they take it with them. One misses the full-moon in the dark night.”

(al-‘Awa’iq, p. 26)

Written by: Moosaa Richardson (hafidhahullaah)

Excerpts:

yasir-qadhi-defeaming-scholarsYasir Qadhiself-proclaimed scholar and Dean of Academic Affairs at Almaghrib Institute, has recently become even more active in requesting the general Muslims to keep away from the scholars of Islaam, and to rely completely on Westernized and apologetic preachers like himself and those connected to his Almaghrib Institute, those currently being set up as replacements for the actual scholars of Islaam.

In a recent speech about “modernity” in December of 2013, Yasir Qadhi tells stories of the “stupidity” of the scholars of Islaam throughout history, and how their rigidity and lack of connection to the people has always kept Islaam and the Muslims from progress.

After laying down the foundations for the scholars to be viewed as a bunch of clowns to be laughed at, he introduces a shining brand of “scholars” who are forward-thinking and actively connected to the people. Who are they? They are the deviant political activists of the Muslim lands, those the scholars of Islaam have warned against time and time again, the likes of Hassan al-Bannaa, founder of the al-Ikhwaan al-Muslimoon Sect, and Saudi activist Salman al-’Owdah, whom Yasir praises highly as a “forward-thinking realistic scholar”.

Continue to read the full article @ http://www.bakkah.net/en/once-they-replace-our-scholars-where-will-they-take-us.htm

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