Category Archives: Seeking Knowledge

“Ah! Woe to me! If only I had never taken so-and-so as a friend!…”

Ibn Jama’ah said: “So, it is upon the student of knowledge to abandon socialization, as abandoning it is from the most important things that the student of knowledge must do – let alone with members of the opposite gender – … Continue reading

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His Love for the People of Knowledge

From the Words of ‘Abdullah ‘Azzam… “…I admit that the gratitude is for Allah firstly and lastly. However, Shaykh Nasir ad-Din al-Albani had a great effect on my thinking, in my beliefs, in clarifying my beliefs, in my extracting the … Continue reading

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”I am not fit for this knowledg”

In his book Al-Jaami Li-Akhlaaq-ir-Raawee wa Adaab as-Saami Al-Khateeb Al-Baghdaadee reported: One of the students of Hadeeth used to crave and yearn for seeking knowledge. So he would visit the elder teachers and sit in their gatherings. Then when some time … Continue reading

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Aquiring Knowledge From Books Only

The Book Of Knowledge: The Salaf On Aquiring Knowledge From Books Only Chapter: Making Ones Book One’s Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Sireen said: “Beware of books as those before you were mislead by books” The Salaf used to say to People: … Continue reading

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Knowledge and Hydrocephalus

“…Allah’s way of building the human soul is to develop it gradually, just like a building. You build a building floor by floor, placing one brick over the other, etc. until the human soul is fully built. The human soul … Continue reading

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Manners & Dress of The Student Of Knowledge

Imam Al-Khatib Al-Baghdadi lists the Manners and dress sense that the student of knowledge should have,these are just the chapters taken from his book “Al-Jami` li Akhlaq al-Rawi wa Adab al-Sami.” 1. Siwâk 2. Paring Nails 3. Clipping the Moustache … Continue reading

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Accompanying the Scholars by Ibn al-Uthaymin

Accompaniment of the Scholars It is required of the students of knowledge to seek help in Allah, Lofty and Exalted is He, then in the People of Knowledge, and to seek help in whatever they wrote of in their books; … Continue reading

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Why Did Ibn Hazm Begin Studying Islam?

In ‘Siyar A’lam an-Nubala” (13/547), adh-Dhahabi narrated that Abu Muhammad ‘Abdullah bin Muhammad – the father of the famous Spanish scholar Ibn al-’Arabi – said: “Ibn Hazm related to me the reason he began studying Fiqh. He was once at … Continue reading

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Hifdh

Ibn al-Jawzi said: Al-Hasan, meaning ibn Abee Bakr an-Naysaabuuri, told us a story of a Faqeeh [i.e knowledgable person] who used to repeat his lesson many times whereupon a very old lady who happened to be in that same house … Continue reading

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The Beauty Of Knowledge And How It Enlivens The Heart

By Ibn Rajab Al-Hanbali Acquire knowledge because doing so is good. Seeking it is worship. Reviewing it is glorifying Allah. Researching it is jihad. Teaching it to the ignorant is charity. Serving the scholars is a way of drawing near … Continue reading

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Six Etiquettes of Learning

Six Etiquettes of Learning Ibn al-Qayyim – rahimahullâh – said: “There are six stages to knowledge:- Firstly: Asking questions in a good manner. Secondly: Remaining quiet and listening attentively. Thirdly: Understanding well. Fourthly: Memorising. Fifthly: Teaching. Sixthly – and it … Continue reading

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The Difference between a Student of Knowledge and a Student of the Internet

By Shaykh Abu Malik Abdul Hameed (may Allah preserve him) A Student of knowledge: He is the one who before doing anything fixes his soul. Then he maintains his soul to upright character. Therefore he becomes an example for others, … Continue reading

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Won’t you collect your Share?

Abû Hurayrah – Allâh be pleased with him – once passed by the market in Medinah. He stopped at the market and said, “O people of the market, how incapable you are!” They said, “And how is that Abû Hurayrah?” … Continue reading

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When Knowledge Benefits its Seeker

This is an amazing incident from the life of Ibn al-Mubarak (rahimahullah): When knowledge really benefits its seeker… Suwayd ibn Sa’id: ‘I saw ‘Abdullah ibn al-Mubarak in Makkah as he went to the (water of) zamzam and drank from it. … Continue reading

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Travel for it…

Ibn ‘Abbas: ‘A hadith would reach me from one of the companions of the Messenger (sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam). If I wished, I could’ve sent someone for it and he’d bring it to me. But it was I who went … Continue reading

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Welcome the Seeker

Safwan ibn ‘Assal al-Muradi (radhiallahu `anhu) said: ‘I came to the Messenger of Allah (sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam) and said, ‘O Messenger of Allah! I came to seek knowledge.’ So he (sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam) said, ‘Welcome O’ seeker of … Continue reading

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‘For the Sake of Allah Alone’ – Is it really?

Ibn Taymiyyah said: حكي أن أبا حامد الغزالي بلغه أن من أخلص لله أربعين يوما تفجرت ينابيع الحكمة من قلبه على لسانه قال: فأخلصت أربعين يوما فلم يتفجر شيء فذكرت ذلك لبعض العارفين فقال لي: إنك إنما أخلصت للحكمة ولم … Continue reading

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Al-Akhlâq wa’l-Siyar (Morals and Behaviour) By Ibn Hazm al-Andaloosee…On the Way to Attend Study-Sessions‏

On the Way to Attend Study-Sessions 333. If you attend a study-session, behave only like someone who wishes to increase his knowledge and to win greater recompense from God. Do not behave like someone who is content with what he … Continue reading

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Memorisation or Fahm (Understanding) Which Takes Preference?‏

Bismillaah, wal-hamdulilaah, was-salaatu was-salaamu ‘alaa rasoolillaah As Salaamu ‘Alaykum wa Rahmatullaahi wa Barakatuh Memorisation or Fahm (Understanding) Which Takes Preference? Our brother in Islaam, Hasan as-Sumaalee, whilst delivering the weekly class with us on The Three Fundamental Principles, recalls a … Continue reading

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