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Information Indigestion

The enthusiasm to share whatever beneficial knowledge we come across sometimes results in the oversight of flooding peoples timelines, inboxes, or ears. This leads to ‘information indigestion’. Do not be too frequent to the extent that the audience or recipients are burdened. This is an established principle of knowledge. Despite the high level of the eagerness that the Sahabah (radiyallahu’anhum) had to learn from Nabi (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam), he too would …

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How to acquire the habit of practice

An extremely beneficial method of inculcating the habit of practicing upon knowledge is to accompany people who do so themselves. One advantage of formerly acquiring knowledge from a suitable teacher is that together with knowledge one is also able to visualise how the teacher applies it in his life.   Ibn Sirin (rahimahullah) said: “They –the senior Tabi’un- would study how to practice (‘amal) just as they would study knowledge …

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Knowledge is for practice

There currently seems to be a widespread notion that: knowledge is for propagation, instead of practise. Therefore as soon as we come across a useful piece of information we immediately think of forwarding it instead of first planning to implement it in our lives! Rasulullah (sallallahu ’alayhi wasallam) said: “No person’s feet will be allowed to move on the day of Qiyamah until he answers the following questions: How he …

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A brief biography of My Honourable Teacher; Shaykhul Hadith, Moulana Fadlur Rahman Azmi

Shaykhul Hadith, Moulana FadlurRahman A’zami (hafizahullah) is one of my senior Bukhari teachers. After I graduated from Madrasah Talimuddeen in Ispingo Beach, Durban, South Africa (1998), I attended Shaykh Fadlur Rahman saheb’s Hadith lessons in Madrasah ‘Arabiyyah Islamiyyah in Azaadville, South Africa (in the year: 2000). Hereunder is a brief bio of Shaykh, that is extracted from: A Brief Biography of Shaykhul Hadith, Fazlur Rahman Azmi by Mufti Atiqur Rahman …

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Shaykh Muhammad ‘Awwamah’s view regarding Darul ‘Ulum Deoband

The view of the great scholar, researcher and Muhaddith, my esteemed teacher, Shaykh Muhammad ‘Awwamah – Al-Halabi al-Madani regarding Darul ‘Ulum Deoband   The following is an extract from the speech that he delivered at the institute: “I have reliance upon, trust and love Darul ‘Ulum Deoband and its past and present scholars. I ask Allah, the Great, from His great bounty to favour it, its administrators and all similar places …

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