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The Main Goal Behind Warning Against Error – [By Shaikh Rabee Bin Haadee]

Shaikh Bin Haadee[hafidhahullaah] said: When you refute a person, it is obligated on you to adhere to truth, honesty & sincerity, so your intention should be to clarify the truth & warn against the error that is in opposition to the truth. If this is your intention, it is a noble intention [or goal] and a great affair, [for which] all the Ummah should thank you and it is not permissible for anyone to accuse you of evil. If you harbour evil goals and – by way of examinination and study – it becomes manifest that you are a person of desires, the people have the right to speak about you.


Source: Majmoo Kutub Wa Rasaa’il Wa Fataawaa Fadheelatish Shaikh Al-Allaamah Rabee Bin Haadee Umayr Al-Madkhalee 2/508.
slightly paraphrased

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[75] Excerpts From Shaikh Rabee’s Book Titled ‘Marhaban Yaa Taalibal Ilm’- [Why Are The Scholars Beneficial to Everyone -Humankind, Animals etc]

In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy

And indeed everyone [i.e. in the heavens and on earth], and even the fish in the sea seek forgiveness for the scholar, because he benefits the people. Even the fish in the sea benefits from him; he clarifies [and distinguishes] between the halaal animals [that can be eaten] and [that which is] haraam, the manner to utilise a riding beast and how to deal with this animal [i.e. not to oppress or overburden it], and how to slaughter an animal properly [i.e. in conformity with the Sharee’aha]. So, love is placed in the souls of everyone – in the heavens and the earth – who is beloved to Allaah, so they seek forgiveness for the scholar.

You are a Miskeen [i.e. one in complete need of Allaah, weak, deficient etc] and Allaah [favoured] you with these hosts [i.e. the righteous inhabitants of the heavens and the earth] who supplicate for you and seek forgiveness for you, and the angels humble themselves to you. So, after knowing this, you should increase in humility, love of Allaah and eagerness for knowledge.


Marhaban Yaa Taalibal Ilm’ page 253. Slightly paraphrased

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[73] Excerpts From Shaikh Rabee’s Book Titled ‘Marhaban Yaa Taalibal Ilm – [Travel to The Scholars to Learn and Seek (Sound) Understanding, Then Return to Benefit Your Family And Your Local Community]

In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy

Seek understanding first and foremost, go out and travel to the land of [sound] knowledge. If you are in the furthest region of the earth and you hear about a scholar in another region, then travel to obtain this good [i.e. sound knowledge and understanding]. Seek understanding of your religion and return to your people so that you become a means to their happiness and [a means] of saving them from ignorance and misguidance.

Indeed, during the era of Allaah’s Messenger [sallal laahu alayhi wasallam], the people used to travel from the furthest regions of the Arabian peninsula to him. The delegation of Abdul Qais [radiyallaahu anhum] travelled to the Prophet [sallal laahu alayhi wasallam] and asked him questions, so he responded to them regarding the subject matter of Tawheed, the prayer and other than that.

Dimaam Bin Tha’labah Al-Hudhaliy [radiyallaahu anhu] travelled to him [sallal laahu alayhi wasallam] and asked him about Tawheed and the rulings [pertaining to acts of worship and other affairs], so he [sallal laahu alayhi wasallan] answered him.

Maalik Ibn Al-Huwayrith and a number of youths [radiyallaahu anhum] stayed for twenty nights and  [likewise other] people travelled from the furthest regions of the Arabian peninsula to the noble Messenger [sallal laahu alayhi wasallam] to learn and seek understanding in the religion; thereafter, they returned to their people to warn and teach them. Maalik and the youth with him [radiyallaahu anhum] stayed with the Prophet [sallal laahu alayhi wasallam] for days, but when Allaah’s Messenger [sallal laahu alayhi wasallam] realised that they were missing their families, he [sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam] – due to his kindness and mercy – said to them, “Return to your families and teach them. When the time of the prayer arrives, let one of you call the A’dhaan and the eldest of you leads the prayer, and perform the prayer in the manner you have seen me perform the prayer.” They returned to their people -who did not know how to perform the prayer- and  taught them how to perform the prayer.


Marhaban Yaa Taalibal Ilm. 249-250. slightly paraphrased

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[72] Excerpts From Shaikh Rabee’s Book Titled ‘Marhaban Yaa Taalibal Ilm’ – [A Lofty Goal Behind Travelling to Seek Knowledge: (One Travels to Seek Knowledge From The Scholars And Return to Clarify The Path to Safety And Happiness For His People)]

In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy

Allaah [The Most High] said:

فَلَوْلَا نَفَرَ مِن كُلِّ فِرْقَةٍ مِّنْهُمْ طَائِفَةٌ لِّيَتَفَقَّهُوا فِي الدِّينِ

Of every troop of them, a party only should go forth, that they [who are left behind] may get instructions in [Islamic] religion. [Surah At-tawbah. Aayah 122]

Firstly, one seeks knowledge and acquaints himself with it. He acquaints himself with the rights of Allaah, the rights of Allaah’s servants and seeks understanding; then secondly, [وَلِيُنذِرُوا قَوْمَهُم  – And that they may warn their people]. Allaah [Glorified and Exalted be He] said:

[إِنْ هُوَ إِلَّا نَذِيرٌ لَّكُم بَيْنَ يَدَيْ عَذَابٍ شَدِيد – He [Muhammad (sallal laahu alayhi wasallam)] is only a warner to you in face of a severe torment]- Meaning: The occurrence of the day of judgement (Ref1). A warner by way of [sound] knowledge; therefore, a person returns to his people [i.e. after seeking sound knowledge] to warn them about a severe punishment [i.e. about the occurrence of the day of judgement]. And how can they be acquainted with Allaah’s rights, the rights of humankind, the path to paradise and the path to leading to the hell fire, except by way of this [sound] knowledge and understanding. This is the path of safety and happiness.

Marhaban Yaa Taalibal Ilm. Page 249. Slightly paraphrased


Ref 1: Fat-hul Qadeer. 4/440. Daarul Wafaa 1st ed 1435AH [2014] Surah Sabah’ Ayah 46

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[71] Excerpts From Shaikh Rabee’s Book Titled ‘Marhaban Yaa Taalibal Ilm’ – [The Aim Behind Knowledge And There Should Be No Boasting]

In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy

Allaah [The Exalted] said:

 وَمَا كَانَ الْمُؤْمِنُونَ لِيَنفِرُوا كَافَّةً ۚ فَلَوْلَا نَفَرَ مِن كُلِّ فِرْقَةٍ مِّنْهُمْ طَائِفَةٌ لِّيَتَفَقَّهُوا فِي الدِّينِ وَلِيُنذِرُوا قَوْمَهُمْ إِذَا رَجَعُوا إِلَيْهِمْ لَعَلَّهُمْ يَحْذَرُونَ

And it is not (proper) for the believers to go out to fight (Jihad) all together. Of every troop of them, a party only should go forth, that they (who are left behind) may get instructions in (Islamic) religion, and that they may warn their people when they return to them, so that they may beware (of evil). [Surah At-tawbah’ A ayah 122]

Look [at this]! There is an aim [or goal] behind knowledge. The one who boasts to the people about knowledge will not be able to acquire it, [rather the goal behind knowledge] is to give warning to your people. You [should] seek knowledge for the sake of Allaah and sincerely. Therefore, your intention -after sincerity – should be to benefit the people. And those worthier – first and foremost – to be benefited are your close relatives and family. You owe them a right to be fulfilled before all the people.


Marhaban Yaa Taalibal Ilm. Page 249. Slightly paraphrased

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[70] Excerpts From Shaikh Rabee’s Book Titled ‘Marhaban Yaa Taalibal Ilm’- [One Should Humble Himself For The Sake of Knowledge and The Truth, But Never Lower Yourself -Even In The Presence of The Greatest Person- For The Sake of The Dunyaa]

In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy

Seeking knowledge is a great affair, which Allaah – in the Qur’aan – exhorted [us to seek] and [likewise] Allaah’s Messenger [sallal laahu alayhi wasallam] has exhorted [us to seek it]. Allaah informed [us] that Moosaa [alayhis salaatu wassalaam] travelled to seek knowledge, saying:

وَإِذْ قَالَ مُوسَىٰ لِفَتَاهُ لَا أَبْرَحُ حَتَّىٰ أَبْلُغَ مَجْمَعَ الْبَحْرَيْنِ أَوْ أَمْضِيَ حُقُبًا

And (remember) when Musa (Moses) said to his boy-servant: “I will not give up (travelling) until I reach the junction of the two seas or (until) I spend years and years in travelling.” [Surah Al-Kahf. Aayah 60]

Once he [Moosaa (salayhis-salaam)] was in one of the gatherings of Banee Israa’eel, so a man asked him, “Is there anyone more knowledgeable than you?” He said, “No.” So, Allaah revealed to him, saying: “Certainly, my slave Khidr” [i.e. he is more knowledgeable than you in some affairs]. Allaah narrated this story in the Qur’aan and likewise Allaah’s Messenger [i.e. in the Sunnah]. He [i.e. Moosaa (alayhis salaam)] was spoken to directly by Allaah and revealed the Tawraat to him, which contained Hudaa [i.e. that which guides a person to Eemaan, truth and protects one from misguidance] and Noor [i.e. a guiding light in the midst of the darkness of ignorance, confusion, doubts, beliefs and deeds that appear to be truth but are falsehood in reality and evil desires], but when he knew that another person possessed knowledge of that which he does not possess, [Allaah informed us he (Moosaa) said]:

لَا أَبْرَحُ حَتَّىٰ أَبْلُغَ مَجْمَعَ الْبَحْرَيْنِ أَوْ أَمْضِيَ حُقُبًا

I will not give up (travelling) until I reach the junction of the two seas or (until) I spend years and years in travelling.”

[Surah Al-Kahf. Aayah 60]

He went on foot – neither had a car nor a riding beast, nor a horse; [rather] he travelled on foot. Allaah [The Mighty and Majestic] said about him: [قَالَ ذَٲلِكَ مَا كُنَّا نَبۡغِ‌ۚ فَٱرۡتَدَّا عَلَىٰٓ ءَاثَارِهِمَا قَصَصً۬ا  – Musa (Moses) said: “That is what we have been seeking.” So, they went back retracing their footsteps]. [Surah Al-Kahf. Aayah 64].

[They did this (i.e. Moosaa and his boy servant went back to find Khidr)] for the sake of knowledge, for indeed none knows virtue except the one given virtue. None knows the virtue of knowledge, except those who are virtuous. If one humbles himself due to knowledge, this is honour. Do not lower yourself – even in the presence of the greatest person- for the sake of the Dunyaa, [rather] humble yourself, be well mannered and lower yourself for the sake of knowledge, because it is the loftiest thing, and by way of it, you will be raised in the sight of Allaah and the people. If you lower yourself to acquire knowledge, this can never be [considered] humiliation; [rather] it is humility, a proof of good manners, truthfulness in the path of seeking after knowledge and the truth.


Marhaban Yaa Taalibal Ilm. Page 248. Slightly paraphrased

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