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The Importance Of Having More Than One Shaykh

Posted in Knowledge with tags , , , , , , , on April 20, 2016 by TheAuthenticBase

Ayyoob said: “If one wants to know the mistake of his teacher he ought to frequent other teachers as well.” [Daarimee, 1/153]

Ibn Al-Mubaarak said: “To reach an authentic statement, one needs to compare the words of scholars which each other.” [Al-Khateeb Al-Baghdaadee, Jaami, 193]

When Ibn Uyaynah delivered his lectures on hadeeth, he was questioned by students whenever he differed from his colleague (Imaam) Maalik. [Humaidee, 226, 238, 281, 934]


How The Orientalists Plot Against Islaam

Posted in Brothers Base, Knowledge, Miscellaneous, Politics with tags , , , , , on August 20, 2015 by TheAuthenticBase

Some Muslims have been deceived by the guise of ‘scholarly research’, which the enemies of Islaam use as a front for their nefarious activities… It is clear that some Muslims have become ensnared in their traps for one of four reasons:

1) They are ignorant of the realities of our Islamic heritage as well as of its pure sources and pristine teachings.

2) They have been deceived by the ‘scholarly research’ that the enemies of Islaam claim for themselves.

3) They desire fame, wanting to give the appearance of free and libertarian thought, after having freed themselves from the shackles of blind following, which they attribute to Islaam.

4) They are driven by deviation and desire and find no way to express their feelings except by hiding behind the shield of Orientalists and misguided Western authors who write about Islaam. [p. 36]

Those who conspire against Islaam have varied in their methods and in the execution of those methods over the centuries. When Muslims were strong, their attack took the form of intellectual and cultural invasion. When the muslims were weak, their attack took the form of military warfare, the goal of which was to annihilate all Muslims. If war did not produce fruitful results, they would resort to deception, intellectual as well as cultural warfare. Within the boundaries of Islamic territory, they would infiltrate the ranks of Muslims, disseminating morals and ideas that were contrary to the basic tenets of Islaam. [p. 475]

At the university of Edinburgh, the orientalist who was the Dean of the faculty of Islamic Studies was a Christian priest. And the Dean of Arabic Studies in Glasgow was also a priest who has been a missionary in Palestine for almost twenty years. In Oxford, the Dean of Islamic Studies was a Jew who previously worked for the British Secret Service in Libya during the second world war. [p. 44]

They (these ignorant Muslims)  hastened to accept and take from Orientalist books, being deceived into thinking that their knowledge was vast, and moreover, being deceived into thinking that they only spoke the truth. They felt that Orientalists followed a precise set of principles in their ‘scholarly research’, from which they never deviated. And this is how some Muslims came to trust the research and studies carried out by Orientalists. [p.52]

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The Vast Extent Of Ash-Sha’bee’s Knowledge

Posted in Knowledge, Miscellaneous with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 27, 2011 by TheAuthenticBase

Ash-Sha’bee said:

“For 20 years I have not heard a man narrate hadeeth except that I know more about it than him.

I had forgotten some knowledge, the extent of which if a person were to memorize (it), he would be a scholar.”

The Six Stages Of Learning, By Ibn Al-Qayyim

Posted in Knowledge with tags , , , , , , , , , , on February 12, 2011 by TheAuthenticBase

Ibn al-Qayyim – rahimahullaah – 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 is its fruit: Acting upon the knowledge and keeping to its limits.”

[Miftaah Daarus-Sa’aadah (p.283)]

Be Responsible And Learn Parenting!

Posted in Parenting with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 11, 2011 by TheAuthenticBase

Assalaamu ‘alaykum,

Looking at my stats it seems that not a lot of attention is being paid to the articles I’ve posted on about parenting.

Unfortunate to say, parenting is one of the main tasks of each and every one of us, whether married or otherwise, yet at the same time, one of the most neglected of topics learnt.

There are many negative aspects and attitudes some parents have towards their children. Just the other day I was doing some shopping and I saw a mother kick her little daughter in the store. The sad thing is, I knew this sweet little girl (as she was a mate’s 6 year old younger sister) and she saw me see her mother kick her. Allaahu akbar, the embarrassment on her face.

Kids only pick up habits from parents and those whom the parents allow them to pick habits up from.

For example, the child knows Arabic as well as english. Why? Because the parents speak Arabic.

The child knows Urdu as well as english. Why? Because the parents speak Urdu.

The child knows Somali as well as english. Why? Because the parents speak Somali.

Now, the child swears! Why? … Ask yourself?

Learn adab. As your kids inherit their characteristics from you!

What are your kids watching on tv? ‘Just’ cartoons? Have you ever seen what they watch? ‘Just’ cartoons right? So there’s no violence there? There’s no exposure of women there?

You think you’ve done your ‘fabulous’ job of babysitting by buying him a playstation or sitting him down in front of the tv, but thats just a cheep babysitter. That just shows your lack of knowledge of parenting. Thats just shows someone’s not a good parent.

If your answer to your daughter/son’s query is a simple reply of ‘shut up’ or a kick, then what are you showing them? You’re showing them that you don’t know the solution to the problem, your showing them that when the solution cannot be reached, when the problem cannot be solved, then proceed to violence and aggression.

Please, as ‘Umar Ibn Al-Khattaab said:

‘Learn before you are put into scenarios/positions, because when you are put in scenarios/positions, you will have no time to learn.”

For your kids sake, learn parenting. And I’ll cut it short here and ask you to read the following posts:

A Mother – A Childs First Love

22 Tips For Parents

The Bitter Harvest

The Kids Would Have Known The Difference!

Spare The Rod And Love The Child, Please!

Working Mothers ‘Damage Their Child’s Health’

Our Children: Our Future

To Kiss A Child

And my all time favourites:

The Abc Of Parenting

To Parents From Their Children

Daddy Can I borrow $10?

And from the frutes of your hard work:

When You Thought I Wasn’t Looking

More stuff found in my ‘Parenting’ category here.


Posted in Brothers Base, Hadith Studies, Inspirational Stories, Knowledge, Miscellaneous, Qur'an with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 8, 2010 by TheAuthenticBase


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 said to the man, “By Allah even I have memorised it by now! [meaning that the man had repeated it so many times]” So the man said to her, “Recite it to me”, and so she did. After a few days the man came back to the lady and said; “Old lady! Recite to me that lesson [again]”, she replied to him, I did not memorize it. The man said:

I repeat the lesson [over and over again] so that I am not afflicted with that which afflicted you.

[Mutun Taalib al-‘Ilm by Shaykh ‘Abdul Muhsin al-Qaasim]

Moral of the story: Revision is a must for anything you learn, especially that which you memorize!


‘Umar, And The Arabic Language

Posted in Inspirational Stories, Learn Arabic, Methodology Of The Salaf, Miscellaneous with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 1, 2010 by TheAuthenticBase

‘Umar, And The Arabic Language

Learn Arabic, for it makes a person more logical and wise, and increases his chivalry.

Learn grammer as you learn sunnahs and shares of inheritance.

Learn I’raab al-Qur’aan (syntax) as you learn to memorize it.

The worst of writing is that which is elongated without being clear, and the worst of readings is to say things unclearly, and the best of writing is that which is clearest.

We even see that ‘Umar would punish the one who made mistakes in Arabic when he was in an important position for which he was expected to be qualified:

– It was narrated that Abu Moosa Al-Ash’ari wrote a letter to ‘Umar Ibn Al-Khattaab (r.a), and ‘Umar wrote back saying, “Your scribe who wrote to me made a spelling mistake; give him one lash of the whip.”

– Ibn Al-Jawzi also narrated that the scribe of ‘Amr Ibn Al-Aas wrote to ‘Umar and he wrote “Bismillaah”, but he did not write the letter seen. ‘Umar wrote to ‘Amr, telling him to give him one lash with the whip. ‘Amr did that, and he was asked: “What did he hit you for?” He replied, “For a (letter) seen.”

[Taken from: ‘Umar Ibn Al-Khattaab, His Life And Times, By ‘Alee Muhammad As-Salaabi, Volume I, Pp. 371-372]