Seeking Knowledge

Imam Malik’s love for the Prophet Muhammad

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 in a state of ritual purity.   ‘Abd ar-Rahman ibn al-Qasim ibn Muhammad ibn Abu …

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Knowledge is a Light

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 . “ Knowledge does not consist in narrating much. Knowledge is but a light which Allah places …

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The Blessings of Having Knowledge at an Early Age

  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 to his knowledge. And Allah blesses whom He wills through wisdom and mercy.” {At-Tamhid, Volume 23, …

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The Benefits of Knowledge

  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 degree between him and the Prophets in Paradise. ” {Sunan at-Tirmidhi; Sunan ad-Darimi}