Shaykh Al-Albanee’s son, Abdul-Lateef mentioned that his father:
“… used to say in his sleep, ‘Bring me the book entitled ‘Al-Ilal. Bring me the book entitled such and such. Bring me the book entitled such and such. Bring me the book entitled ‘Al-Jarh wat-Ta’deel.‘ And one time he said while he was asleep and while he was moving his hand as someone writing would, ‘Bring [the book] Sunan Abu Dawood and the problem will be solved.’
One time he said to me whilst he was asleep, ‘Bring the first volume of the book Al-Targheeb and Tarheeb.’ So I brought it. He then said to me, ‘Open it,’ and I did. He said, ‘Look at one, two, three ahadith. Are these approximately equal in length?’ So I said, ‘No. There is one amongst them which is long.’ He said, ‘Go …’ – this is during sleep, he is talking whilst he is asleep. I then said to him, ‘This third hadith is long.’ So he asked, ‘Who narrated it?’ I replied, ‘So and so.’ Then he said, ‘Enough. Return the book.’”
All of this was when he was asleep!”
- Transcribed from: Al-Imaam al-Albanee, Duroos wa Mawaaqif wa Ibar, pp. 65-66.
Imaam ash-Shaafi’ee said:
“Knowledge is that which benefits, not that which is memorised”
[Siyar A’laam an-Nubalaa. – Volume 10, Page 89]
The Manners of the Knowledge Seeker
آداب طالب العلم
Shaykh Abu Abdillaah Muhammad Sa’id Raslan
“I spent thirty years learning manners, and I spent
twenty years learning knowledge..”
– ‘Abdullah bin al-Mubarak
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Supporting the Rights of the Believing Women
Chapter: Women Seeking Knowledge
Only one of these many proofs is sufficient for the ruling that the following statement is false: “Reading and writing are not for women, they are for us. And for them from us is that they are the origin of impurity.”
It is also false when someone says that it is an innovation that women seek knowledge in the masaajid. Rather, I am amazed that the one who says this would prevent his wife from going to the Houses of Allaah to seek knowledge yet at the same time he allows her to go from house to house and from shop to shop!
The Prophet (sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam) said: “Do not prevent the slaves of Allaah from the Houses of Allaah.” – Al Hadeeth
So, which proof establishes this ignorant person’s claim that it is an innovation for the women to seek knowledge in the masaajid, when its allowance in the Houses of Allaah is known?
Our scholars, the scholars of Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jamaa’ah, and we do not like that the masaajid are free from study circles and that they are instead established in the houses. We do not get the reward of knowledge and teaching except in the masaajid. This is for both the men and women, and whoever wishes to make a division between them, then he must present his proof and we seek aid in Allaah.
We ask Allaah, the Greatest, to establish us firmly in our religion and that He uses us to benefit Islaam and the Muslimoon.Verily He is the Guardian and Able to do that.
- Umm Salamah bint ‘Alee as Salafiyyah (Student & widow of Shaykh Muqbil Ibn Haadee al Waadi’ee Rahimahullaah )Supporting the Rights of the Believing Women – Chapter: Women Seeking Knowledge – Excerpt from Pages 175 – 176
Shaykh Al-Albani said (Al-Sahihah hadith 2680):
“As for what has become widespread lately here in Damascus where the women frequent the mosques at particular times to listen to a class given by one of them, from those they call ‘callers’ (dâ’iyah) – they claim, then this is from the innovated matters not done in the time of the Prophet – Allah’s praise and peace be upon him – nor during the time of the Righteous Predecessors. Rather, what was known and practised then was the righteous scholars would take the responsibility of teaching [women] in a specified place – as in this hadith, or in the men’s classes with the women sitting in a separate place if possible, otherwise the men would prevail and the women would not be able to learn or ask.
If women are found today who have some knowledge and sound fiqh, taken from the Book and Sunnah, then there is no harm in having a private gathering in her house or the house of one of the other women. This is better for them, and how can it not be so when the Prophet – Allah’s praise and peace be upon him – said about Congregational prayers in the masjid, “And [the women’s] houses are better for them,’? If this is the case regarding prayers, during which the Muslim woman has to adhere to a level of etiquette and modesty that she doesn’t outside of prayer, then how can knowledge in the houses not be more proper? Especially since some of them raise their voices, and other women might take part in the talk, so they will make an ugly and blameworthy din in the masjid. This is what we have heard and witnessed, regrettably. Then, I saw this invention spread to other lands, like Amman. We ask Allah to save us from every innovation (bid’ah muhdathah).”
Shaykh Saalih ibn Fowzaan al-Fowzaan
Seeking knowledge from other than the Scholars?
The confining of some youth to themselves and their (establishing) lessons in some of the homes and memorising amongst themselves and reading to themselves – in (all of) this there is great danger; This does not benefit them at all, rather, they may become deluded (into thinking they are actually benefitting) by it.
It is imperative they go to the scholars and sit with them in whatever place. As for sitting in the homes and groups of ignorant youth reading and explaining and expounding for themselves, then therein is great danger.
And their remaining upon ignorance is better (for them) than following this path. (This is) because (the condition of) al-jaahil al-baseet (one who is ignorant and knows he is ignorant) is simpler than (that of) al-jaahil al-murakkab (one who is ignorant but does not recognise himself as such). (So) al-jaahil al-baseet knows he is ignorant, however, al-jaahil al-murakkab thinks he is knowledgeable whilst (in reality) he is ignorant.
Reference: al-Ijaabaat al-Mulimmah fil-Mashaakil al-Mulimmah – Volume 2, Pages 81-82
Assalaamu ‘alaikum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuh
Must Watch insha allaah, Only 6mins long, Short but extremely beneficial reminder
From the Video: “…until he becomes a naif (ignorant) child that rises up from his crawling, establishes himself stumbling over his own feet and speaks poorly .. Then Suddenly he becomes a shaykh! (scholar) who gathers students around himself?!! What is this for nonsense?! Dont you understand ….. ..”
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