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The Du’aat Are Not A Substitute For The Scholars, By Sh. Saalih Al-Fawzaan

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

Shaykh Saalih Al-Fawzaan said:

“The presence of ‘intellectuals’ and ‘passionate speakers’ are not a substitute for the scholars in the Ummah. Such people are only well-read individuals. They are not scholars with understanding. Therefore applying the term ‘scholars’ to them is applying a term in other than its proper place. Consideration is given to the facts and not to ascriptions. So many times you wil find people that have good speech and incite the masses, yet they do not possess (true) understanding (of the religion).

The thing that exposes these people is when an incident occurs due to which the people need to know the religious ruling for that matter, since (at this time) the speakers and zealots reveal the limitations of their understanding. It is at this point that the role of the scholars comes in.

So let us take note of this and give our scholars their right, acknowledge their status and virtue, and give everyone of them the position they deserve.”

[Wujoob At-Tathabbut Fil-Akhbaar Wa Ihtiraam Al-‘Ulamaa’, p.50]

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Knowledge Or Voluntary Action? By Ibn Rajab

Posted in Knowledge with tags , , , , on June 20, 2015 by TheAuthenticBase

Ibn Rajab said:

“The scholars have differed concerning this issue. Which one is better, studying sacred knowledge or performing voluntary prayers and reciting the Quraan and words of remembrance? Knowledge is better for him who studies sincerely for Allaah’s sake and has a good and clear mind. However, this should still be joined with a good amount of prayers and worship. If you find him to be a serious student but notice that he’s lacking in his worship, it is a lazy and worthless person you’re dealing with, and this person is not truthful when he says his intentions are good.

As for when one studies hadeeth and fiqh simply as an intellectual pursuit, worship is better in such a case. In fact, the difference between the two is like the difference between the normative and superlative. This is a general categorization, and by Allaah, I have only seen a few who are sincere in seeking this knowledge.”

[Ibn rajabs explanation to Aboo Ad-dardaa’s hadeeth, p.96]

Studying in The West

Posted in Brothers Base, Killing The Fitna, Sisters Base with tags , , , , , , , , , , on June 4, 2014 by TheAuthenticBase

Shaykh ‘Abdullaah ‘Azzaam said:

“I declare it forbidden for the youth to study in the West, except if they are married. Hear it from me; it is forbidden for a youth to study in the west, unless he is married. Relay on my behalf, even if it is one fatwa: it is not allowed, not allowed, not allowed. How can one protect himself? It is impossible to protect oneself, except through marriage.

It is impossible, impossible, impossible for the unmarried person to live there, unless he is abnormal. If he is abnormal, then he might be able to live there. As for the normal human being, then how my brother? Sex is available like water, and it is allowed, according to the law, in the street, everywhere!”

[Fee Dhilaal Soorah At-Tawbah, p.12]

Recognising A Scholar, By Bin Baaz

Posted in Knowledge with tags , , , , , , , , on May 13, 2013 by TheAuthenticBase

“A scholar is recognise by his perseverance  his taqwaa and his fear of Allaah, striving to what Allaah has made obligatory and keeping well away from what Allaah and His Messenger (saw) have forbidden.

These are the characteristics of a scholar, whether he is a teacher, a judge, a daa’eeyah, or holds any other position. He is obligated to be an example and a model in righteousness; he acts upon his knowledge; has taqwaa of Allaah wherever he may be; and he guides the people to good.

He is a good example for his students, members of his family, neighbours and other who know him.”

[Al-‘Ilm Wa Akhlaaqu Ahlih [Knowledge And The Characteristic Of Its People], By Bin Baaz, p. 20]

Advice To Students Of Knowledge, By Bin Baaz

Posted in Knowledge with tags , , , , , , , on March 4, 2013 by TheAuthenticBase

“O slave of Allaah! O student of knowledge! It is upon you to be sincere in your worship, intending it solely for Allaah (swt). You must be serious and keen in seeking knowledge with perseverance  then act upon that which the knowledge necessitates, since what is required is implementation, and not that you become a scholar or achieve a high class degree.

Indeed the main purpose of seeking knowledge is that you act accordingly, guiding people towards good, consequently becoming the successors to the Prophets in calling people to the truth.”

[Al-‘Ilm Wa Akhlaaqu Ahlih [Knowledge And The Characteristic Of Its People], By Bin Baaz, p. 13]

Guidelines For A Scholar: Nurture Your Students, By Ibn Al-Qayyim

Posted in Knowledge with tags , , , , , , , on January 30, 2013 by TheAuthenticBase

Ibn Al-Qayyim mentions:

“There is also an indication in this hadeeth (1) for the scholars to abide by the guidance of the prophets and the methods they used in spreading the religion, such as patience, forbearance, confronting the revilement of the people with kindness, being gentle with them, drawing then towards Allaah through the best ways, and expending all kinds of efforts in advising them. For by doing this, they will achieve their share of this inheritance that is greater in status and honorable in significance.

This hadeeth also reminds the scholars to raise the Ummah just as a father brings up his child. So they should raise them up step by step, starting with the small forms of knowledge and then progressing onto the bigger forms of knowledge, imposing as much knowledge into them as they can, just as a father does with his infant child when he brings his meal to him.

This is because the souls of humans, with respect to the prophets and messengers, are just like children with respect to their fathers. Rather they fall short of this status by far. This is why every soul that is not cultivated by the messengers will not prosper and will not be made upright.”

[Miftaah Daar As-Sa’aadah, 1/261-262]

(1) The Prophet (saw) said: “…Indeed the scholars are the inheritors of the prophets, for the prophets do not leave behind a deenaar or a dirham for inheritance, but rather they leave behind knowledge. So whoever takes hold of it has acquired a large share (of inheritance).” [Ahmad, Aboo Daawood and others]

O Students Of Knowledge, Do Not Become Corrupted

Posted in Brothers Base, Knowledge with tags , , , , , , , , on January 27, 2013 by TheAuthenticBase

‘Abbaad Ibn ‘Abbaad Al-Khawwaas Ash-Shaamee (d. 114H) said:

“If only the monks and rabbis had not feared loosing their positions and corrupting their status, by establishing and clearly explaining the Book, they would not have twisted it and concealed it.

But when they contradicted the Book with their actions, they tried to deceive their people concerning what they were doing.

They feared that their own positions would be blackened and that their corruption would become clear to the people. So they twisted the explanations of the Book, and wherever they could not twist it, they concealed it.

Hence they stayed silent about what they were doing, in order to maintain and preserve their positions. And they stayed silent about what their people were doing, in order to flatter them and go along with them.”

[Ad-Daarimee, 1/160]