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Today we begin a new lecture mini-series regarding the Importance of Seeking Knowledge and the Virtues of the Scholars. This is taken from of the books of our noble scholar Dr Saaleh al-Fawzaan, hafidhahullahu ta’ala, entitled محاضرات في العقيدة و الدعوة . You may download the original arabic text by clicking on the title. Today’s lesson begins on page 463.
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Refer Back to the Senior Scholars – Shaykh Saalih as-Suhaymi حفظه الله
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The saying of Abu Dardaa (radhi Allaahu anhu):
“What is the matter that I see your scholars are departing and your ignorant ones aren’t learning?Learn! For indeed the scholar and the learner are sharers in reward”
Don’t Listen to Everyone Who Begins to Blabber
Shaykh Muhammad Naasir-ud-Deen al-Albaanee رحمه الله
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Do not lend your ear to anyone and everyone who has two lips and a tongue. As Muhammad ibn Seereen said, “Indeed this knowledge is deen, so look from whom you take your deen.” (إن هذا العلم دين فانظروا عن من تأخذون دينكم)
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The Shaykh is from the senior scholars of our time, from the students of Ash-Shaykh Muqbil ibn Hadi’ al-Wad’ee (rahimahullaah)and is in charge of Dar-ul-Hadeeth, Baalfeewush, in ‘Aden, Yemen. Shaykh ‘AbdurRahmaan is highly praised as an ‘Alim of Ahl Sunnah by Shaykh Rabee’ al-Madkhalee, Shaykh ‘Ubayd al-Jaabiree, Shaykh Muhammad ibn Hadi al-Madkhalee, Shaykh Muhammad ibn ‘Abdul Wahhaab al-Wasaabee (May Allaah preserve them all) and many others.
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Allaah says in His Book,
“Say: Are they equal, those who have knowledge and those who do not? But only the men of understanding will take admonition.” [Soorah Zumar 39:9]
“Allaah will raise up in degrees those of you who believe and those who have been granted knowledge.”
[Soorah al-Mujaadalah 58:11].
“It is only those who possess knowledge amongst His slaves that fear Allaah“
[Soorah Faatir 35:28].
The Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) asserted,
“The superiority of the scholar over the worshiper is like that of the moon over the rest of the stars.”
[Abu Dawood and Tirmidhee]
Thus, those who have also been described as the ‘inheritors of the prophets’ by our Noble Messenger(sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) hold an honourable and lofty station in the deen of Islaam. They are those who clarify the affairs of the religion to us and teach us that which will aid us in this life and the next. Therefore, it is incumbent upon us to recognize this high rank of theirs and give them their due right and not fall short in this matter.
Imaam Ahmad (rahimahullaah) beautifully described the reality of the scholars in the following,
“All Praise is for Allaah Who, in every age and interval between the Prophets, raises up a group from the People of Knowledge who call the misguided to guidance and patiently bear ill-treatment and harm. With the Book of Allaah they give life to the dead, and by Allaah’s light they give sight to the blind. How many a person killed by iblees have they revived. How many people astray and wandering have they guided. How beautiful their effect has been upon the people, and how vile people have been towards them. They repel from the Book of Allaah the alterations of those going beyond bounds, the false claims of the liars and the false interpretations of the ignorant ones-those who uphold the banner of innovation and let loose the trials and discords.” [Ar-Radd ‘alal-Jahmiyyah waz-Zanaadiqah of Imaam Ahmad ibn Hanbal]
Our Shaykh ‘Abdur Rahmaan al-Adani (hafidhahullaah) will admonish us regarding this affair and by the Permission of Allaah cause us to truly understand and respect the honourable status of our scholars.
We ask Allaah to grant us beneficial knowledge and to place in our hearts sincere love for the ‘ulamaa` ofAhlus-Sunnah.
Shaykh Fu’aad Al-‘Amree (hafithahuAllah)
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From the very nature of fitnah (trial and discord) is that matters become confused, mistakes increase, and minds and intellects begin to swerve. Protection and safety from this, in such times lies in the Jamaa’ah; at the head of which are the scholars. So it is obligatory upon the people – those leading and those being led – to take hold of the sayings of the Scholars and to act upon them. Since the general masses are pre-occupied with issues of fitnah, wherein they begin to express their own opinions, only leads to an increase in the fitnah and further splits the Ummah. So the umoorul-‘aammah (affairs pertaining to public benefit and welfare) – from the matters related to peace, security and fear – should be referred back to those who possess sound knowledge and understanding, as Allah, The Most High has said,
“When there comes to them some matter related to public welfare of security or fear, they make it known amongst the people. If they had referred it back to the Messenger (sallAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam), or to those in authority amongst them, then the proper people would have investigated and evaluated the matter from them. Were it not for the Grace and Mercy of Allah upon you, you would have indeed followed Shaytaan – except for a few of you.” [Soorah an-Nisaa: 83]
Imaam as-Sa’dee (d.1376H) – rahimahullah –said,
“This is the disciplinary admonition from Allah to His Servants with regards to their unbefitting action. And it is a must for them, that when there comes to them some news concerning important issues such as issues connected to public welfare and safety of the Believers, or those that are related to breach of security, or fear of a calamity befalling them, that they should first verify such news and not be hasty in spreading it. Rather, they should refer such issues back to the Messenger (sallAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) and to the people in authority; those who possess knowledge, understanding, sound advice, intellect, maturity and composure; those who understand the affairs and have knowledge of the associated benefits and harms. If they see that in broadcasting it there is a benefit and a cause of happiness for the Believers, and a means of protection from their enemies, then they should do so. This is why Allah said: “Then the proper people would have investigated and evaluated the matter from them.” Meaning: they would evaluate it with their sound understanding and their firm and correct knowledge. So in this is an evidence for an important principle, which is, if there arises a need to investigate a particular issue, then it is obligatory that it be left to those who are qualified for it, and no one should precede them in this – and this is close to what is correct, and safer from error. And in this is also a prohibition of being hasty and impatient in spreading the news as soon as they hear it. Likewise there is a command to reflect and consider before speaking, so he looks into it to see if there is a benefit in doing so, if so he embarks upon it, and if not, he abstains from it.”
[Tayseerul-Kareemur-Rahmaan (2/54-55). Refer also to Qawaa’id fee Ta’aamul ma’il-‘Ulemaa (p.121)]
Thus, we understand that it is absolutely imperative for us to take recourse in the Book of Allah and theSunnah of His Messenger (sallAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) in these times of great fitnah. Our Shaykh Muhammad Ramzaan (hafidhahullah) will offer a timely admonition concerning the grand importance we must place on returning to the Scholars, who are the Inheritors of the Prophets, in these times of innumerable trials and tribulations.
We ask Allah to keep our feet firm upon the Straight Path and we seek refuge in Him from ever deviating from it.
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The scholars are the inheritors of the Prophets, for the Prophets did not leave behind Dinars and Dirhams, but they left behind knowledge; and whoever receives it, receives an abundance of good fortune. (Ahmad, Abu Dawud; authentic)
Become a scholar if you are able.If you are not able, then be a student.If you can not,then show love for them.If you are unable to do that,then (at least) do not hate them.- Umar ibn Abdil-’Aziz [Ibn Abdil-Barr in Jaami’u Bayaanil-‘Ilmi wa Fadhlihi, #143].
Bismillah wa -Alhamdulillah wa Salaatu wa Salaam ‘alaa Rasulillah ‘amma ba’d
Muwahhideen Publications has organized a LIVE Tele-Lecture with the Noble Shaykh ‘Abdullaah Ibn Sulfeeq adh-Dhafeeri, Imaam of Masjid Mu’awiyyah Ibn Abi Sufyaan in Hafar al-Batin, K.S.A. The Shaykh is well known to the major scholars of our time, like Shaykh Rabee’ Ibn Haadee al-Madkhalee and Shaykh ‘Ubayd Ibn Sulayman al-Jaabiree (May Allah preserve them both), who both wrote introductions and recommendations to his books. Shaykh ‘Abdullaah adh-Dhafari is also a professor at The Islaamic University in Hafar al-Batin and is very active is dawah throughout the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and outside of it. He participates in conferences alongside the major scholars, like Shaykh Rabee’, Shaykh ‘Ubayd and Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Hadee (May Allah preserve them all), and these major scholars also attend his masjid to give lessons as well.
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In explaining the famous words of Muhammad Ibn Sireen (rahimahullah), “This knowledge is a matter of Deenso be careful who you take your Deen from”,
Shaykh Ahmad Bazmool (hafidhahullah) stated,
This matter is a matter of Deen, so be careful who you take your Deen from. This is how important this issue is. The knowledge, when one takes, hears or learns from someone, that knowledge is going to be Deen, something that is going to be weighty on the Day of Judgment; something that he is going to meetAllah with. So it is important that he takes his knowledge only from those who are known to have knowledge,taqwa and who are known to be upon righteousness, because what he takes is going to be his path to the Hereafter. So look to who you take your Deen from means that a Muslim must look and take his Deen from Ahlus Sunnah, the Salafiyoon, the ones who follow the Salaf-us-Salih and secondly, that the one whom he takes his Deen from is someone who has knowledge, known for knowledge, known for being upright and known for having taqwa. This knowledge is a matter of Deen so be careful who you take your Deen from. [Be Careful From Who You Take Your Deen From! from Salaf-us-Salih.com (with some editing)]
In addition to this, Shaykh Falaah Ibn Ismaa’eel (hafidhahullah) stated that it is a must that one determines and limits those whom he listens to, and from whom he reads from, and who he takes from, and (the works he) issues, and also who he sits with, this is very important. As for being a haatib layl (one who gathers wood at night i.e. blindly, heedlessly), listening to everyone and those who are unknown. No, it is feared that a trial will befall this one. Surely, from the signs of success from Allah and wanting good for His slave, it is uprightness and guidance that He helps him to sit, mix with and take from the people of the Sunnah. It is obligatory to have seriousness and diligence towards seeking out that which brings about success and guidance from Allah, andAllah is The One who grants success. [Benefit: The Ruling on Listening to Unknown Speakers from Troid.ca]
Shaykh ‘Abdullah adh-Dhafeeri (hafidhahullah) will admonish us concerning this crucial topic and by the Permission of Allah we will all act upon the advices given and thus exercise more caution regarding whom we listen to and take knowledge from.
We ask Allah to grant us all lasting eemaan, true certainty and beneficial knowledge.
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