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..

12 Feb 2017

Repetition – The Best Method of Memorisation and Things that Weaken The Memory

Abū Masʿūd Aḥmad ibn al-Furāt al-Rāzī, Used to repeat every ḥadīth 500 times. A man once said to him; ‘I [continuously] forget the narrations that I have memorised!’ ‘Upon you is toRead 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 directed the questioner – who was Khurasānī – to ask AbūRead 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 Allah have mercy upon him said; “Examine! May Allah 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..

28 Aug 2016

The Best Book After the Qur’an – Shaykh Muhammad Bazmul

The best book on the subject of tafsīr for the beginner student of knowledge is: Tafsīr al-Baghawī. The best book on matters of ʿaqīdah which the Muslim needs is: Kitāb al-TawḥīdRead more..