# Importance of Seeking Knowledge and the Virtues of the Scholars – Shaykh Saalih Fawzaan – Abu Muhammad Al-Maghribee [Audio|En]

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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Advice From Shaykh Ubayd On The Occasion Of The Death Of The Allaamah Zayd Al-Madkhalee [Video|Ar-En Subtitles]

Translated by Raha ibn Donald Batts حفظه الله

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Do Not Put Someone Forward Until You Know What He is Upon – Shaykh Ahmad ibn Umar Baazmool [Video|Ar-En Subtitles]

Do Not Put Someone Forward Until You Know What He is Upon
Shaykh Ahmad bin ‘Umar bin Saalim Baazmool حفظه الله

Translation taken and slightly adapted from sunnahpublishing.net
Translation by Abu Suhayl Anwar Wright

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Taken from the audio lecture an-Nasaa’ih wat-Tawjeehaat lil-Mutasaddireen lid-Da’wah
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Indeed This Knowledge Is Religion So Look To The One You Take Your Religion From – Shaykh Muhammad al-Imaam [Audio|Ar-En]

Indeed This Knowledge Is Religion So Look To The One You Take Your Religion From by Shaykh Muhammad al-Imaam

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Imaam Ibn Seereen (rahimahullah) said, “Indeed, this knowledge Is Deen, so look to the one you take your Deen from.”

Shaykh Ahmad Ibn ‘Umar Bazmool (hafidhahullah) stated in explanation of the above statement of Imaam Ibn Seereen (rahimahullah):

Indeed, Allah (Azza-Wa-Jal) has commanded us this (affair) when He (Azza-Wa-Jal) said,

“So ask the people of the Dhikr (the Reminder), if you do not know.” [Soorah al-Anbiyaa`:7]

Allah commanded us to ask the people of the Dhikr (the Reminder), and the Salafus Saalih clarified that the ‘Ulamaa` are the people of the Dhikr. So Allah (Azza-Wa-Jal) specifying the ‘Ulamaa` as (those) to be asked is evidence that others besides them are not to be asked. And likewise, Imaams Bukhaari and Muslimreported in the Saheehayn on the authority of ‘Aa`ishah (radhiyAllahu ‘anhaa) that the Prophet (sallAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) recited the statement of Allah (Azza-Wa-Jal), “It is He Who has sent down to you (Muhammad) the Book (this Qur’aan).

In it are Verses that are entirely clear, they are the foundations of the Book [and those are the Verses of Al-Ahkaam (commandments, etc.), Al-Faraa'id (obligatory duties) and Al-Hudud (legal laws for the punishment of thieves, adulterers, etc.)]; and others not entirely clear. So as for those in whose hearts there is a deviation (from the truth) they follow that which is not entirely clear thereof, seeking Al-Fitnah (polytheism and trials, etc.), and seeking for its hidden meanings, but none knows its hidden meanings save Allah.” [Soorah Aali ‘Imraan: 7]

(Then after reciting the above ayah), he (sallAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “If you see those who follow thereof that is not entirely clear, then they are those whom Allaah has named [as having deviation from the truth]. So beware of them.” [Reported by Bukhaari in Kitaab At-Tafseer]

In this hadeeth is a warning against a people who give out knowledge, teach and issue verdicts. So their condition must be known.

Imaam Nawawi (rahimahullah) said, ”In this hadeeth is a warning against mixing with the people of deviation, the people of bid’ah and those who seek after the difficult affairs (of the Religion), seeking by it fitnah. So they are not to be consented to, rather (they are to be) restrained and subdued just as ‘Umar Ibnul Khattaab (radhiyAllahu ‘anhu) subdued Sabee Ibn Asl when he sought after the Mutashaabih (the unclear verses).

Our Shaykh Muhammad al-Imaam (hafidhahullah) will admonish us concerning this critical matter and highlight for us the gravity of being lax with respect to who we take knowledge from.

We ask Allah, Al-Haqq to show us the truth and make it easy for us to follow it and show us the falsehood and make it easy for us to distance ourselves from it.

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The Importance of Returning To The Scholars in Times of Fitnah – Shaykh Muhammad Ramzaan al-Haajiree [Audio|Ar-En]

The Importance of Returning To The Scholars in Times of Fitnah by Shaykh Muhammad Ramzaan al-Haajiree

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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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Respecting The Scholars & Having Good Manners – Abu Adam Jamil Finch [Audio|En]

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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].

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Listening To Unknown Speakers and Its Dangers Upon The Deen – by Shaykh Abdullah Sulfeeq adh-Dhafiri [Audio|Ar-Eng]

Listening To Unknown Speakers and Its Dangers Upon The Deen - Shaykh Abdullah Sulfeeq adh-Dhafiri

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-DhafeeriImaam 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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They talk much about the scholars yet they do little themselves – Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan [Video|Ar-En Subtitles]

Scholar: ´Allâmah Sâlih bin Fawzân al-Fawzân
Source: Cassette tape ”Aqwâl-ul-´Ulamâ’ fîl-Jihâd”
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Do you advise us to listen to the tapes of so and so? – Shaykh ‘Abdullaah al-Bukhaaree [Video|Ar-En Subtitles]

Translation & Video Courtesy: Yâsîn Abu Ibrâhîm

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Slandering the Scholars of the Hijaaz – Shaykh al-Albaanee [Video|Ar-En Subtitles]

Slandering the Scholars of the Hijaaz
Sheikh Muhammad Naasir-ud-Deen al-Albaanee رحمه الله
Silsilatul-huda wan-Noor Tape 574

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Al-Hejaz, also, Hijaz (Arabic: الحجاز‎ al-Ḥiǧāz, literally “the barrier”) is a region in the west of present-day Saudi Arabia. It is bordered on the west by the Red Sea, on the north by Jordan, on the east by Nejd and on the south by Asir. Its main city is Jeddah, but it is probably better known for the Islamic holy cities of Mecca and Medina. – from wikipedia

Question About Fitnah (trials and tribulation) – Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan [Video|Ar-En Subtitles]

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Translated by Abu Yusuf Khaleefah the 4th of Jumaadaa ath-Thaaniyah 1433/ April 25th 2012

The Arabic Audio link is here.

Testing People's Position on Scholars – Shaykh 'Ubayd al-Jaabiree [Video|Ar-En Subtitles]

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FOOTNOTES (Abul-‘Abbaas Moosa Richardson)

[1] Saheeh Muslim (#1199), the Prophet (sallallaahu ‘alayhe wa sallam) said upon hearing her answers:

“Free her, for verily she is a believer.”

[2] For similar statements, refer to point #144 of al-Barbahaaree’s Explanation of the Creed (Sharh as-Sunnah).

[3] Take note that making a person of innovation into an imtihaan and testing the people with him is one thing, and warning the people against him is another. It can not be understood from Shaykh ‘Ubayd’s words that we must be silent about the people of innovation and not warn the people against them.


This was translated exclusively for http://www.bakkah.net from a published recording entitled Sharh Kitaab al-Eemaan min Saheeh al-Bukhaaree, from the Summer of 1424.

'Abdul 'Aziz Aali-Shaykh on Disobeying the Rulers and Abandoning the Scholars [Video|Ar-En Subtitles]

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The Beginner Students of Knowledge who Try to Tower Over the Major Scholars – Shaikh Al Albaani [Video|Ar-En Subtitles]

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Be Careful Of Islamic Forums – Shaykh Maher Al-Qahtani [Video|Ar-En Subtitles]

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