07 Mar 2017

Many Study But Only a Few Actually Become Something – al-Khatib al-Baghdadi

‏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..

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..

26 Oct 2016

The Different Types of Arabic Spoken Today

Arabic belongs to the Semitic family of languages. Besides Arabic, spoken languages in this family include Modern Hebrew, Amharic, Tigre, Tigrinya, Syriac, a few Aramaic dialects, and Maltese. 250 millionRead more..

03 Oct 2016

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

ʿAbdullāh ibn al-Mubārak was asked about a matter whilst Abū Isḥāq al-Fazārī sat besides him. ʿAbdullāh ibn al-Mubārak gestured towards the questioner – who was a Khurasānī,  to ask AbūRead more..

25 Sep 2016

Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic University Arabic Learning Books

Level 1 Reading Listening Skills Teachers Guide Lessons from the Qur’ān Dictionary of Terms Handwriting Expressions and Conversations Level 2 Reading Teachers Guide Lessons from the Qur’ān Dictionary of TermsRead 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..