The Book Of Knowledge: The Salaf Statements On Who One Should Take Knowledge From

The Book Of Knowledge: The Salaf Statements On Who One Should Take Knowledge From
[part 1]

Muhammad Ibn Sireen said:

“This knowledge is a matter of deen, so be careful who you take your deen from.“

Al-Khateeb al-Baghdaadee said:

“It is befitting for the student that he should turn his attention to those scholars who are famous for their practise of the Religion. Those who are known for their good and for their repute upon good in the Religion.”

He also said:

“He should be such that he is characterised by patience, mildness, modesty, and being kind, mild and tolerant with his companions, but who speaks the truth and gives sincere advice to the creation, and the rest of the praiseworthy attributes and beautiful characteristics.”

Shu’bah said:

“ Take knowledge from people well known for their knowledge.”

Ibn ‘Awn said:

“ Knowledge is only taken from a person acknowledged for seeking Ilm.”

Abdur Rahman ibn Yazeed ibn Jabir said:

“ Knowledge isn’t taken from anyone, except a person viewed to be a seeker of knowledge.”

Sufyan Ath-Thawri:

“Take information about something being Halal or Haram from the people noted for knowledge”

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”

Abu Usamah said:

“If you find a man known for avidly seeking knowledge and sitting with people of knowledge, then learn from him”.

Ali ibnul Hussain ibn Shaqeeq said: Abdullah ibn Mubark was asked when does a person have the authority to give religious verdicts? He said:

“ When he has knowledge about Athar and has insight about subjective opinions.”

[END OF PART 1]

Soon to Come:

[Part 2]- One Should Recognise Scholars Are Of Different Levels

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