Just Learn your Religion and Do Not Burden yourself with Fiqh al-Waaqi’ (science of the current affairs) and Political agitations – ash-Shaykh Muhammad Amaan bin ‘Alee al-Jaamee
“Until when will we say: ‘Know, may Allaah have mercy upon you’?”
ash-Shaykh al-’Allaamah Muhammad Amaan bin ‘Alee al-Jaamee
A student of knowledge asks how he should seek knowledge, how he should study the books he’s studying and how he should stick to the scholars.
Sadly, the small students of knowledge in this time busy themselves with siyaasah (politics) while they don’t know the meaning of siyaasah. It is often the case that students come to my house when I arrive here, in ar-Riyaad and in al-Kharj. I was expecting them to ask me questions related to knowledge, but instead they ask me about the agitations, the jamaa’aat (groups) and the ideologies. They busy themselves [with this].
Whoever wants to seek knowledge should turn himself completely away from the traces of [political] agitation and he should begin with memorizing the small books. He should begin with al-Usool ath-Thalaathah (the Three Fundamentals) and not pay any attention to the statement of the agitating troublemakers who say, “Until when will we say: ‘Know, may Allaah have mercy upon you’? Until when?”
Until you die, you will say these words! And when you die you will be asked in your grave about that which you used to ridicule: “Who is your Lord? What is your religion? Who is your Prophet?” You ridicule this in your life, while you will be asked in your grave about that which you used to ridicule. The first thing you will be asked about, is the meaning of al-Usool ath-Thalaathah.
Don’t pay any attention to this harmful agitation! Memorize this small book which contains Tawheed, the rulings and the actualisation of the statement of Tawheed. Nawaaqid al-Islaam (the Nullifiers of Islaam) and al-Qawaa’id al-Arba’ (the Four Principles): memorize these like the memorisation of al-Faatihah. Then go to the students of knowledge so that they can explain it to you and so that you understand it.
I am sure that a student of knowledge who understands al-Usool ath-Thalaathah; if he was sent as a daa’iyah (caller) to a non-Arabic country, he would become [like] ibn Taymiyyah there (in the eyes of the people). With al-Usool ath-Thalaathah! And this is something which has been noticed before. If you have memorized this text and understood it, and you stand there between the Africans and Asians explaining al-Usool ath-Thalaathah to them, then you will be [like] ibn Taymiyyah there. But, all praise is due to Allaah, their children there are memorizing it, but they need someone to explain it to them. Don’t let them lead you to destruction! Don’t let those, who don’t [sincerely] advise, lead you to destruction!
Memorize these books: Kitaab at-Tawheed, al-Bayqooniyyah, al-Arba’een an-Nawawiyyah. These books! You busy yourselves here [with other things], while the children of the Muslims in India, Pakistan and Africa are memorizing these books. With these two ears of me I listened to African youth while they were memorizing al-Usool ath-Thalaathah, Kashf ash-Shubuhaat, Kitaab at-Tawheed and al-Arba’een an-Nawawiyyah. I stood there in the classroom listening to them while they were memorizing [these texts] like the memorisation of al-Faatihah.
This is because the [political] agitation has not reached that place; they are upon al-Fitrah (natural disposition). We ask Allaah to protect them from that which has affected many of the youth. So memorize these texts and then go to the Scholars and the students of knowledge (for the explanation). Then you can continue with more detailed and advanced [books]. Begin with the small affairs of knowledge, until you reach the big affairs of knowledge – if this expression is correct.
This is how the one who wants to seek knowledge progresses. And he should never listen to these agitations which take place around him! A person might say to himself, “Does this mean that you want us to live isolated from the world, and that we don’t have any knowledge about Fiqh al-Waaqi’ (science of the current affairs)?”
As for Fiqh al-Waaqi’: listen to the radio and read the newspaper sometimes. Fiqh al-Waaqi’ will reach you while you are walking in the street, while you are in the car or at home.
Do not burden yourself [with this], just learn [your religion] and stick to knowledge.
Translated by Yâsîn Abu Ibrâhîm
Do you want to listen to tapes? Listen to the pure people of the Sunnah and the pure scholars of the Sunnah – Shaykh ‘Abdul-Laah bin ‘Abdir-Raheem al-Bukhaaree
Do you advise us to listen to the tapes of so and so?
Shaykh ‘Abdul-Laah bin ‘Abdir-Raheem al-Bukhaaree
This is a question, “Do you advise us to listen to the tapes of fulaan (so and so) and fulaan?” He named some individuals here, and there is no need to mention them. I will give you a shorter answer:
Do you want to listen to tapes? Listen to the pure people of the Sunnah and the pure scholars of the Sunnah. For verily, in them there is contentment and sufficiency! There are many of scholars from the scholars of the Sunnah, so why do you ask about those about whom there are correct and clear statements [of the scholars] and who are far away from the Sunnah from every aspect? And you leave those who are from Ahl-us-Sunnah from every aspect? This is from the lack of fiqh (understanding).
I.e. for example: ash-Shaykh al-Imaam ‘Abdul-’Azeez bin Baaz, may Allaah have mercy upon him, he has tapes with shuruhaat (explanations) and his tapes are many, correct? And our Shaykh, ash-Shaykh Muhammad bin ‘Uthaymeen, may Allaah have mercy upon all of them, his tapes are many. And ash-Shaykh al-Imaam al-Albaanee, may Allaah have mercy upon him, [his tapes] are also many. And ash-Shaykh Ahmad an-Najmee [his tapes] are many. And Shaykh al-Fawzaan [his tapes] are also many, and other than them from the scholars of the Sunnah. Correct? How many are these? How many tapes? I.e. if we say: ash-Shaykh ‘Abdul-’Azeez, ash-Shaykh bin ‘Uthaymeen and al-Albaanee, may Allaah have mercy upon all of them… I say: al-Albaanee has around 5000 recorded tapes. And Shaykh Muhammad (bin ‘Uthaymeen) and Shaykh ‘Abdul-’Azeez, if we say that they both have 5000 tapes; how many tapes are these? 10,000 tapes. If you listen every day to one tape, then you have 10,000 days left. If you listen every day to two tapes, you have 5000 days left. Correct?
Then there also remain, as we said, many collections [of tapes] which you need thousands and thousands of days for. Believe me, if you listen – and I don’t say 5000 or 2000 – if you listen to them only 360 days in a year… Are there 360 or 365 days [in a year]? (Audience replies with different answers) 60 or 65? Anyway, one full year. In one full year, you are not able to listen to other than them! If you listen to the scholars of the Sunnah, then you are – by Allaah – not able to listen to other than them!
Translated by: Yâsîn Abu Ibrâhîm
Imaam Maalik bin Anas (d.179H), rahimahullaah, was asked:
“Is knowledge taken from one who has no studies, and has not sit with the ‘Ulamah?”
He (rahimahullaah) replied:
See: Hilyatul-Awliyaa 6/323.
So if that is the case with one who has not sat with the scholars, not taken from them, not known to them – then how much more severe is it for one to take knowledge from one who has been warned against by the scholars?!
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Should I seek knowledge so I can become a Scholar?
Shaykh Abdullah Bukhari responds
The questioner says: What is your view on the person who says, “I’m seeking knowledge so I can become a Scholar?
Shaykh Abdullah Bukhari:
There is no might or power except with Allah. This statement is not permissible, and it is a contemptible statement. Rather it is obligatory upon the slave to seek knowledge so he can meet Allah the Exalted while He is pleased with him.
And as Ibn Al Qayyim may Allah have mercy upon him said: The scholars are of two categories. And he mentioned the evil scholars who call the people to paradise with their statements and call them to the hell-fire with their actions. Every time their words say to the people ‘rush forward’, their actions say ‘don’t do it’. Thus seemingly they are humble while in reality they are highway robbers.
Thus it is obligatory for the person to purify this great act of worship for Allah the Exalted. And it is not permissible for him to say the likes of this statement. He should only seek knowledge to raise ignorance off himself and to know that which is incumbent upon him to learn.
قُلْ هَذِهِ سَبِيلِيَ أَدْعُو إِلَى اللَّهِ عَلَى بَصِيرَةٍ أَنَا وَمَنِ اتَّبَعَنِي
Say, “This is my way; I invite to Allah with sure knowledge; I and those who follow me.
(Soorah Yusuf 12:108)
It is incumbent upon the person to learn so he can work by his knowledge. And the person may never become a scholar; thus will he give up seeking knowledge? When will the person become a scholar? Does it take a day, or two days, or a year or two years, or a month or two months? He may sit his entire life and not become a scholar. Thus he will fail, and with Allah refuge is sought.
Translated by Rasheed ibn Estes Barbee
- The Intention Behind Seeking Knowledge
The above article is taken from Islaamic Magazine called “Ad-da’wah ilallaah: The Call to Allaah”, (Vol 1/Issue 3)
- Seeking Knowledge and Ones Intensions - by Shaikh Saleh ibn Abdul-Azeez Aal-Sheikh
- A Precious and Valuable Gem: The (Religious) Scholar Whose Deeds are Inconsistent with his Knowledge - Imam Ibn al Qayyim
- Virtues of Knowledge which is Learnt and Taught for the sake of Allah - Riyaad as saliheen
Those who Feign Knowledge
The ‘Allaamah Shaykh Saalih Al-Fawzaan
The Questioner says: What is At-Ta’aalum (feigning knowledge); and what is your advice to the youth who are put to trial by those who feign knowledge?
At-Ta’aalum is to claim knowledge; it is to claim knowledge. When a person claims knowledge while he, in fact, is not a person of knowledge. He has not taken knowledge from the scholars. He has only taken knowledge from the books and by reviewing (a few books). He does not have knowledge based principles upon which he builds. He only reviews some books and proceeds upon his (own) understanding; and perhaps he errs more than he is correct. This is the one who feigns knowledge. He is a danger to himself and he is a danger to the people; because he plays with the religion of Allaah the Mighty and Majestic.
If someone were to come out to the people and say: “I am a physician; I am a doctor; I can perform surgery.” Yet, he has no clinical certifications; he has no clinical certifications. Will he be allowed to perform surgery? Will he be allowed to operate on the stomachs of the people, and perform surgical operations upon the heart? He will not be allowed to do this, because this is dangerous. So how can this feigner of knowledge be allowed to play with the religion? Playing with the religion is more severe than playing with the bodies. It is obligatory upon these people to have Taqwaa of Allaah, and not to speak concerning Allaah without knowledge. For Allaah has placed speaking about Him without knowledge above Shirk.
قُلْ إِنَّمَا حَرَّمَ رَبِّيَ الْفَوَاحِشَ مَا ظَهَرَ مِنْهَا وَمَا بَطَنَ وَالإِثْمَ وَالْبَغْيَ بِغَيْرِ الْحَقِّ وَأَن تُشْرِكُواْ بِاللّهِ مَا لَمْ يُنَزِّلْ بِهِ سُلْطَانًا وَأَن تَقُولُواْ عَلَى اللّهِ مَا لاَ تَعْلَمُونَ
Say (O Muhammad ﷺ): “(But) the things that my Lord has indeed forbidden are Al-Fawaahish (great evil sins, every kind of unlawful sexual intercourse, etc.) whether committed openly or secretly, sins (of all kinds), unrighteous oppression, joining partners (in worship) with Allaah for which He has given no authority, and saying things about Allaah of which you have no knowledge.” (Al-A’raf 7:33)
It is obligatory upon these people to have Taqwaa of Allaah and to learn first; learn before they speak.
Translated By: Raha ibn Donald Batts
Having Correct Understanding And Good Intention Is The Greatest Blessing – Al Imaam Ibnu Qayyim il Jawziyyah
Al Imaam Ibnu Qayyim il Jawziyyah said:
“Correct understanding and good intention are from the greatest of Allah’s favors by which he blesses His slave. Much rather, after Islam, He has not bestowed a slave with anything more virtuous or majestic than the two of them. Much rather they are the two legs of Islam, it stands upon the both of them and by them the slave is spared from the path of those whom divine anger is upon- those whose intent was corrupt- and the path of the astray ones whose understanding was corrupted. He becomes from those whom divine favor is upon- whose understandings and intentions are good, and they are the adherents of the straight path whom we are ordered in every prayer to ask Allah to guide us to their path.
Correct understanding is a light that Allah casts into the slave’s heart to distinguish between that which is correctness and corruption, truth and falsehood, guidance and misguidance, error and right approach. It is supplied by good intent, being adamant for the truth, having taqwa of A-Rabb inwardly and outwardly. Its supply is severed by following desires, preferring the dunya, desiring the praise of creation and abandoning taqwa.”
I’laam Al Muwaqi’een
Some Valuable Advice To Those Using The Internet and How should the woman behave when it comes to the internet?- Shaykh Ubaid Al-Jabiri
Some Valuable Advice To Those Using The Internet
Shaykh Ubaid Al-Jabiri (hafidhahullaah)
The first question oh Shaykh, May Allah preserve you:
What is your advice to those people who use the internet bearing in mind the evils that have occurred there lately?
The internet as it appears to me, rather I am certain that it is a double bladed sword. It is obligatory upon those who use the internet not to be excessive. As some people spend many hours on there. Maybe staying awake for many nights and the time of fajr passes them by or other than it from the obligatory acts.
They might pray Fajr with the congregation but possibly they miss other things which are an obligation upon them. This is a mistake.
Likewise we advise them not to follow everything that it is spread on the internet, as the majority of time what a person spends on the NET is wasteful.
Or he might find that which contains no benefit.
I advise them to benefit themselves with knowledge of the religion and not to fill their time with that which is spread on the NET except if it is religious knowledge that will give them some understanding of the religion of Allah.
This is my advice, may Allah bless you.
How should the woman behave when it comes to the internet?
We also warn the women against spending too much time sitting on the Net because the woman will come across more articles than the men, especially if she visits the different sites and loves to view what is being spread on each web site, and in reality this is very dangerous for her.
Also if she spreads something (upon the net) then she is exposing herself to be harmed by the sick hearted from amongst the men.
I advise those who have the ability to do so, to rarely use this internet. And if she was to use it, then to visit those trustworthy sites where only the Salafis post. And if she was to post (something) then she should only spread that which can be benefited from, like biographies of some of the noble people of knowledge and Imams or a piece of research relating to a fiqh issue that everyone can benefit from.
As for her taking it upon herself to do that which the men undertake from refutations and replying to various statements then this would expose her to an unpleasant result. It is possible that men with sick hearts might enter using female names, and their intent behind that is to harm the believing women.
I hold that it is better for religion and honor not to enter this (arena). Her noble brothers from the people of knowledge will suffice her, but if she uses the internet then with the guidelines (mentioned earlier).
Source : Posted by HassanAs-Somali (hafidhahullaah) on http://www.salafitalk.net
- Abstaining From Discussions On Internet Forums – Shaykh ‘Abdul-’Azeez al-Bura’ee [Transcript]
- The Communication Between Men and Women Over the Internet
- The Ruling On Putting Personal Pictures In Social Networks [like Facebook, Twitter and etc]
- Some of the Muslims spend too much time on the internet. Sometimes they even delay their prayers because of this. What is your advice to them? – Shaykh Muhammad ‘Umar Baazmool – Bakkah.Net
[Transcript] Abstaining from discussions on internet forums
Shaykh ‘Abdul-’Azeez al-Bura’ee
May Allaah reward you with good, may He bless you and may He be good towards you. The third question says: ”What is the correct way to spread authentic knowledge and abstain from getting involved in fitan (trials, calamities, tribulations) on internet forums? May Allaah bless you.”
Shaykh ‘Abdul-’Azeez al-Bura’ee:
The way — may Allaah bless you — is that the student of knowledge occupies himself with scientific researches. Scientific researches in fiqh, ‘aqeedah and tafseer, yes. He gathers a topic for us and discusses its proofs. He puts forth questions and comes with its answers from the words of the scholars. He brings the problems of the community and comes with its answers from the Words of Allaah, the words of His Messenger — salla Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam — and the words of the scholars and the likes. He occupies himself with beneficial researches.
He doesn’t occupy himself with the internet, in such a manner that he keeps reading articles and that he comments on this and on that, disputing with so and so and a discussion with so and so. And he adds a statement and so and so adds a statement, from day to day to day. And he has a discussion going on this website and a discussion on a second, third and fourth website and he always needs to look what they answered on this website and on that website… This is a labyrinth, may Allaah bless you, a labyrinth!! This never ends. This is a labyrinth that never ends! Occupy yourself instead with scientific researches. If you really have to write on the internet: place good articles, yes. Whoever wants knowledge, goes to it. And they have to be short articles, not long and tiresome. They have to be beneficial. Like this, may Allaah bless you. If the topic has several parts, then give each part a name so the reader may yearn for it and so that it doesn’t get too long for him. In this you will find benefit with the permission of Allaah. May Allaah bless you.
[Transcript] How to Remain Steadfast Upon The Truth, for the One Who Does not Possess Firmly Grounded Knowledge – Sheikh Muhammad al-Anjaree
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