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Respecting The Scholars

Posted in Adab (Manners), Knowledge with tags , , , , on May 20, 2015 by TheAuthenticBase

NOTE: The reference to ‘scholars’ here refers to those who are upon the haqq, who do not fear the blame of the blamers, who speak the haqq even if it lands them in prison. Likewise the reference to ‘rulers’ refers to those who implement the Law of Allaah without ‘abrogating’ it for man made laws. Those rulers who worship the Kuffaar and do not implement the Shariah are not to be respected.

Ayyoob Ibn Al-Quryah said:

“The people that have the most right to be honored are three: (1) The scholars, (2) the brothers, (3) and the rulers. Therefore whoever has disdain and belittles the scholars has corrupted his manhood. Whoever has disdain and belittles the rulers has corrupted his present life, and the intelligent does not have disdain and belittle anyone.”

[Jaami Bayaan Al-‘Ilm Wa Fadhlihi, 1/46]

Taawoos Ibn Kaysaan said:

“It is from the sunnah to respect four types of people: (1) the scholar, (2) the elder, (3) the ruler, (4) and the father.”

[Musannaf of ‘Abdur-Razaaq, 11/137]

Ash-Sha’abee said:

“Once Zayd Ibn Thaabit led the prayer and then a camel was brought for him to ride. So Ibn ‘Abbaas came and took hold of the camel’s mount (for him to ascend). At this, Zayd told him, ‘Leave it alone, O son of the Messenger of Allaah’s uncle (i.e. cousin).

So Ibn ‘Abbaas replied, ‘This is how we treat the scholars and elders.‘ “

[Majma’ Az-Zawaa’id, 9/345]

Qaadhi ‘Iyaad – Respecting The Scholars

Posted in Brothers Base, Knowledge, Miscellaneous with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 26, 2011 by TheAuthenticBase

Qaadi Iyaad mentions:

“One of the rights of the scholar is that you should not be persistent when question him, nor gruff when answering him. Neither be importune if he is tired, nor catch hold of his robe when he rises to depart. Do not point to him, or spread abroad some private information about him, or speak ill of anyone in his presence.

Do not seek out his failings; when he slips, wait for him to recover and accept his his apology. You must revere and esteem him, for the sake of Allah. Do not walk in front of him. If he needs anything, you should make haste serve him before the others.

You should not find find his long company tedious, for he is like a date-palm that you sitting beneath, waiting for a windfall. When you arrive, greet him particular, and all who are present.

All this should be for the sake of Allaah; for a learned man receives more reward from Allah than someone who fasts, prays, and fights in Allah’s path; and when he dies, a hole appears in Islam which remains until the Day of Judgment, unless it be filled by a successor who is his like.

The seeker of knowledge, moreover, is accompanied by the Angels of Heaven.”

[‘Iyad, Ilma, 48]