09 • Seeking in the Caves of Knowledge

The Straight Path of Knowledge

May 5, 2012 No Comments »

Imam al-Hasan al-Basri ~ May Allah have mercy on him ~ said: ” One who acts without knowledge is like one who travels off the path; and the one who acts without knowledge corrupts more than he rectifies. So seek ... Read More »

Imam Malik’s love for the Prophet Muhammad

Imam Malik’s love for the Prophet Muhammad
March 22, 2012 No Comments »

It is reported that Imam Jafar as-Sadiq رحمه الله would turn pale whenever he heard the Prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه و آله و صحبه و سلم mentioned. From this, Imam Malik رحمه الله would not mention a Hadith except ... Read More »

Knowledge is a Light

March 19, 2012 No Comments »

Ahmad ibn Salih al~Misri narrated from ibn Wahb that Imam Malik {May Allah have mercy on their souls} said, وَقَالَ أَحْمَد بْن صَالِح الْمِصْرِيّ عَنْ اِبْن وَهْب عَنْ مَالِك قَالَ : إِنَّ الْعِلْم لَيْسَ بِكَثْرَةِ الرِّوَايَة وَإِنَّمَا الْعِلْم نُور يَجْعَلهُ اللَّه فِي الْقَلْب . ... Read More »

The Blessings of Having Knowledge at an Early Age

March 13, 2012 No Comments »

  Hafiz Yusuf ibn Abd al-Barr al-Andalusi رحمه الله said: ” They should not prevent the youth, if he knows something, from speaking about what he has knowledge of. Perhaps a person may be young in age, but an elder with regards ... Read More »

The Benefits of Knowledge

The Benefits of Knowledge
March 10, 2012 No Comments »

  Imam Hasan Al-Basri  رحمه الله narrated that the Messenger of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم said: “He whom death overtakes while he is engaged in acquiring knowledge with a view to reviving Islam with the help of it, there will be one ... Read More »

Imam Hasan al-Basri on Seeking Knowledge!

March 8, 2012 No Comments »

Imam al-Hasan al-Basri رحمه الله  said: ” One who acts without knowledge is like one who travels off the path; and the one who acts without knowledge corrupts more than he rectifies. So seek knowledge in a way that does not ... Read More »

Seeking Knowledge

March 6, 2012 No Comments »

In the Muwatta’ of Imam Malik رحمه الله we find the following: Yahya related to me from Malik that he heard that Luqman the Sage made his will and counselled his son, saying, “My son! Sit with the learned men ... Read More »

Imam Malik’s 900 Shaykhs

Imam Malik’s 900 Shaykhs
February 13, 2012 No Comments »

Shaykh Janun رحمه الله in his commentary on the book of Malik “Muwatta” mentioned what Qadi Iyad رحمه الله said: ” The Shuyukh of Imam Malik رحمه الله were 900 Shaykhs. 300 were from the Tabi’een and 600 from the ... Read More »

Imam Malik on Knowledge

Imam Malik on Knowledge
October 23, 2011 No Comments »

Imam Malik رحمه الله said, “Knowledge does not consist in narrating much. Knowledge is but a light which Allah places in the heart.” {Sifat as-Safwah, Volume 2 pg.197; Tafsir Ibn Kathir, Volume 3 pg.555} – Originally posted by Ustadh Luqman ... Read More »

Studying Manners Before Knowledge

Studying Manners Before Knowledge
October 23, 2011 No Comments »

Imam Malik رحمه الله said, “My mother would dress me up in the clothes of the scholars while I still was a young boy and she would tell me, ‘Go to the Masjid and seek knowledge from Imam ar-Rabiʿah رحمه ... Read More »