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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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The Gatherings of Knowledge by Ahlus Sunnah Enrage the Innovators

Abu Yusuf Khaleefah wrote: 

We prayed in the Prophet’s Masjid last night [April 16th, 27th of Jumaada ath-Thaani] and on our way out to head to the class of the Noble Shaykh Rabee’ (may Allah preserve him), we passed by the gathering of knowledge being held by the muhaddith of Madeenah, Shaykh ‘Abdul-Muhsin al-Badr (may Allah preserve him). Continue reading

The Khawaarij are Young and Foolish

Benefits from ‘Umrah Trip 1436

Shaykh ‘Abdur Razzaaq Ibn ‘Abdil-Muhsin al-Badr (may Allah preserve them both) stated in his class [the morning of the 26th of Jumaada ath-Thaani] after Salaatul Fajr:

From the descriptions which the Prophet (salallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) gave of the khawaarij that will appear in the latter times, is that they will be young in age and foolish. Continue reading

The Happiness of Knowledge

The Noble Shaykh Ibn al-Qayyim (may Allah have mercy upon him) stated:

“As for the happiness of knowledge, nothing will allow you to inherit it except the exerting of oneself, truthfulness in one’s seeking (of it) and the soundness of the intentions. If it wasn’t for the ignorance of most of the people about the sweetness of this delight, they would have debated with one another over it with swords. However, it has been covered with a cloak (made from) the dislikes/difficulties. And they have been screened from it with a cloak from the ignorance (they have) in order that Allah specify with it those whom He wills from His servants. And Allah is the possessor of the great virtue.”

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The Blessing Of Knowledge And Sitting With The Scholars

Shaykhul-Islam Ibn al-Qayyim (may Allah have mercy upon him) mentioned that the Commander of the Believers Umar Ibn al-Khattaab (may Allah be pleased with him) said:

If the person will leave from his home and upon him are the sins similar to the mountains of Tihaamah. When he hears the knowledge, he has fear (of Allah’s punishment), returns back and repents. Then he leaves to go back to his home and there are no sins upon him. Based upon this,  do not separate (yourselves) from the sittings of the Ulamaa.

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Spreading Of The Knowledge

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

In your spreading of the knowledge, it is spreading of the religion of Allah. Therefore you are from those who strive in the path of Allah. The one striving in the path of Allah opens up the lands one after another in order for him to spread the religion in them. And you are opening up the hearts with the knowledge in order that you spread the legislation of Allah azza wa jall within them.

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One Does Not Cease To Seek (Religious) Knowledge

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

The person does not cease to seek the knowledge (of the religion) and faith. When something from the (matters of) knowledge becomes clear to him that which was hidden from him, he follows it. This person is not (to be considered) one who wavers back and forth. Rather this person is one who is guided, one who Allah has increased in guidance.

Source: Majmoo’ al-Fataawaa, vol. 22, pg. 255.

Translated by Abu Yusuf Khaleefah
2nd of Rabee’ ath-Thaani, 1436 H (01-22-2015)
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From The Great Calamities: Weakness of One’s Zeal in Seeking Knowledge and The Cure for It

Question posed to al-Imam Shaykh ‘Uthaymeen (may Allah have mercy upon him):

Noble Shaykh, one experiences weakness in one’s zeal and laziness when it comes to seeking knowledge. What are the means and the ways which push one to have a high zeal for and diligence in [seeking] knowledge?

The Shaykh answered:

Having weakness in one’s zeal for seeking the legislated knowledge is from the great calamities. There are matters that are a must (in order to remove this calamity).

The first matter is: Sincerity for Allah in seeking the knowledge. When the person is sincere in seeking knowledge for Allah’s sake, and he knows that he will be rewarded for seeking it and that he will be on the third level (of the people) from this ummah, his zeal will become vigorous. Allah has mentioned: Continue reading