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Pondering Over the Qurān is Following It

Al-Hasan Al-Basri  (may Allāh have mercy upon him) stated about the statement of Allāh:

كِتَابٌ أَنزَلْنَاهُ إِلَيْكَ مُبَارَكٌ لِّيَدَّبَّرُوا آيَاتِهِ وَلِيَتَذَكَّرَ أُولُو الْأَلْبَابِ
A blessed book We have revealed to you in order that they may ponder over its verses and in order that those of understanding may reflect.” (Saad: 29)

The reflecting over its verses is nothing but following it with actions. By Allāh, it’s not the memorization of its letters and the wasting of its prescribed limits. It’s to the point that one of them says: 《By Allāh, I read the entire Qurān and I do not leave off one letter》 but he indeed has left off all of it (in practice). You don’t see in him the mannerisms of the Qurān nor the actions. It’s to the point that one of them says: 《By Allāh, indeed I read the Sūrah in one breath》By Allāh, these individuals are not (true) reciters, nor scholars, nor wise, nor people of religious piety. When have the (true) reciters ever said the likes of this?! May Allāh not increase the likes of these individuals among the Muslims!! Continue reading

Three Categories of Knowing The Truth

Shaykhul-Islām Ibn al-Qayyim (raḥimahullâh) stated:

The people are divided into three categories regarding knowing the truth and acting in accordance to it. That’s because the servant (of Allâh) is either one who knows the truth or ignorant of it. And the one who knows the truth either he is one who acts in accordance to its requirements or opposes it. These are the categories of people who are (held) responsible and they don’t ever leave (from these categories). The one who knows the truth and acts in accordance to it, he is the one who is favored (by Allâh). He is the one who has purified himself with the beneficial knowledge and righteous actions and he is the one who is successful. Continue reading

The Description of Knowledge – Shaykh ibn Taymiyyah

Shaykhul-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah (may Allah have mercy upon him) stated:

There are many from the students of knowledge whose intention with the knowledge is nothing except the attainment of leadership or wealth, and for every person is that which he intended. As for the people of knowledge and religion, they are the (true) people of knowledge.  This is what’s intended with them due to its benefit for them and their need Continue reading

The Knowledge is Provisions from Allah

A precious benefit from the Noble Shaykh Ibn Baaz (may Allah have mercy upon him):

Allah the High stated:

ومن يتق الله يجعل له مخرجا ـ ويرزقه من حيث لا يحتسب

“And whoever fears Allah, He will make a way out for him (from every difficulty) and provide for him from where he didn’t perceive. (Surah 65:2-3)”
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Spreading Knowledge is Spreading The Religion of Allaah

The Noble Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Saalih al-‘Uthaymeen (may Allah have mercy upon him) stated:

In your spreading of the knowledge is a spreading of the religion of Allah. Therefore you will be from the Mujaahideen (those who strive) for the path of Allah. The Mujaahid for the path of Allah opens up the lands, land by land until the religion spreads therein. You open up the hearts with knowledge until the legislation of Allah spreads therein.

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Mockery of the People of Knowledge

A question was posed to The Noble Shaykh Muqbil Ibn Haadee al-Waadi’ee (may Allah have mercy upon him):

What is the ruling for the one who makes mockery of the students of knowledge and the ‘ulamaa, describing them with harshness, sternness, and [saying] that they do not understand the modern day affairs?
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