16 May 2017

Advice to the Insincere Student of Knowledge – Shaykh Zayd ibn Muhammad al-Madkhali

Certainly the thing most feared for the Student of Knowledge is riyāʾ (showing off) and intending to be heard and desiring leadership and authority and fame and other than that fromRead more..

29 Apr 2017

My Father Does Not Want Me to Study at the Islamic University of Madinah – Shaykh Salih al-Fawzan

Questioner: This questioner from Britain says; I have been accepted at the Islamic University of Madinah – and all praise is due to ﷻ Allāh, however my father prohibits meRead more..

07 Mar 2017

Many Study But Only a Few Actually Become Something

‏Shuʿayb ibn Ḥarb said; “There were 4000 of us studying ḥadīth, but none except four became apt.” ‏Abū Dāwūd Sulaymān aṭ-Ṭayālisī said; “I was once at the door of ShuʿbahRead more..

04 Mar 2017

Knowledge Is Not Narrating Much or Possessing Many Books – Shaykh Salih al-Fawzan

The author, (Imām al-Barbahārī) may Allāh have mercy upon him said, Know! May Allāh have mercy upon you, that knowledge is not simply narrating a great deal and (possessing many)Read more..

03 Oct 2016

We Do Not Speak in the Gatherings of Our Elders – Ibn al-Mubarak

ʿAbdullāh ibn al-Mubārak was asked a question whilst Abū Isḥāq al-Fazārī sat adjacent to him. So ʿAbdullāh ibn al-Mubārak gestured to the questioner – who was Khurasānī (Iranian) – toRead more..

24 Sep 2016

Therefore, Go and Find Another Career. Seeking Knowledge Isn’t For You – Shaykh Mahmoud Shakir

Shaykh Ṣāliḥ ibn ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz Āl-Shaykh: I once asked the famous literarian and editor of a great portion of tafsīr al-Ṭabarī – professor Maḥmūd Shākir – to send me a book on the ArabicRead more..

01 Sep 2016

Obtaining Chains of Narrations from the People of Knowledge – Shaykh Zayd ibn Muhammad al-Madkhali

Questioner: Is going to scholars from amongst the people of innovation and desires in order to obtain chains of narration for (recitation of) the Noble Qurʾān and some books onRead more..

31 Aug 2016

Examine the Speech of Every Person You Hear Today – Shaykh Salih al-Fawzan

The author, (Imām al-Barbahārī) may Allāh have mercy upon him said; “Examine! May Allāh ﷻ have mercy upon you, the speech of every person that you hear, practically in yourRead more..

29 Aug 2016

So You Want to Be a Student of Knowledge?

Abū Masʿūd ʿAbd ar-Raḥmān said, I heard ibn Ṭāhir say, “I urinated blood twice whilst seeking knowledge. Once in Baghdād and another time in Makkah. I used to walk bare-footedRead more..

28 Aug 2016

The Books a Student of Knowledge Should Begin with – Shaykh Muhammad al-Jami

The first essay that I advise the one who wishes to begin seeking knowledge to memorise is ‘The Three Principles’, [after that] ‘The Pillars of the Prayer and its Obligations and Conditions’ followedRead more..