Tag Archives: Knowledge

October, 2019

  • 22 October

    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 …

  • 8 October

    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 …

  • 1 October

    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 …

September, 2019

  • 23 September

    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 …

July, 2019

  • 23 July

    Value the ‘Ulama – audio

    An authentic Hadith states: Allah Ta’ala will not take knowledge of Din by snatching it all at once. Rather Allah Ta’ala will take away knowledge by taking away from this Dunya the ‘Ulama… (Sahih Bukhari) Download my talk on respecting and valuing the ‘Ulama here

February, 2019

  • 13 February

    أثَر الحديث الشريف

    This book; Atharul Hadith… was written by My Honourable Teacher; Al-‘Allamatul Muhaddith, Shaykh Muhammad ‘Awwamah (hafizahullah) many years ago to stem the onslaught of the salafi mindset. This book has proven to be very effective in rectifying one’s outlook (manhaj) in the academic discussions of Hadith. The book enjoys universal acclaim and has been re-published many times.   Download the Pdf here

  • 5 February

    The Soldiers of the night

    My Honourable Ustad, Al-‘Allamatul Muhaddith, Shaykh Muhammad ‘Awwamah (hafizahullah) mentioned this incident recently when we were discussing the topic of support for ‘ilm, ‘Ulama and the knowledge of Din. Shaykh said this is an incident that needs to be shared with the public for their benefit. Shaykh also wrote this incident in his book entitled, Al-Mukhtar min faraidin Nuqul wal Akhbar.   Nidhamul Mulk was in his time a minister for …

December, 2018

  • 4 December

    The Great Virtue for Supporting a Student of Islamic Knowledge

    There was a person studying by the Famous, Maliki Scholar (who was the son of another great Maliki Scholar); Imam Muhammad ibn Sahnun (rahimahumallah). This student’s father came to the teacher (and what an excellent father he was). He said to the Teacher: I will take care of my son’s expenses by working myself, so I do not distract him from him studies. Imam Ibn Sahnun (rahimahullah) replied: ‘Do you …

May, 2018

  • 25 May

    Respect for one’s teachers

    Al-Muhaddith Shaykh Muhammad ‘Awwamah’s (hafizahullah) son; Shaykh Muhyuddin writes about his father: ‘I cannot remember my father ever talking on the phone whilst sitting when he spoke to his teacher; Shaykh ‘Abdul Fattah Abu Ghuddah (rahimahullah). Despite the many phone calls they shared, he always stood [out of respect] for his teacher. To the extent that as children, whenever we saw our father standing and talking on the phone, we …

November, 2017

  • 9 November

    The efforts of the ‘Ulama against the baseless attacks on Hadith

    ‘Allamah Muhammad Yusuf Binnory (rahimahullah) writes: ‘The deviant groups of the past made baseless objections against the noble Hadith to which the likes of Imam Abu Hanifah (rahimahullah), Imam Shaf’i (rahimahullah), Imam Ahmad (rahimahullah) and others have given dumbfounding answers. In every era those same objections are presented in a new disguise. The orientalists started their attack from the same front. They had a systematic venture in which they filled …