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[69]Excerpts From Shaikh Rabee’s Book Titled ‘Marhaban Yaa Taalibal Ilm’ – [There Should Be No Haughtiness, Rather The Proofs Must Be Followed Even If Found With Someone Younger Than You And Lesser In Knowledge]

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

[One] must seek understanding of Allaah’s Book and the [authentic] Sunnah of Allaah’s Messenger [sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam] – based on the understanding of the Messenger [sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam] and the understanding of the pious predecessors – the Sahaabah and those who followed them exactly in faith. These affairs must be acquired, for whoever opposes anything of it [i.e. then persists upon error after clarification], he will be misguided and stray away [from the right path]. What a beautiful a statement of Ibn Taymiyyah I have read and was transmitted by Ibnul Qayyim! [Shaikhul Islaam Ibn Taymiyyah (rahimahullaah) said]: “Whoever opposes the proofs [i.e. the sound unambiguous proofs] will be misguided from the [right path], and there is no proof except that which the Messenger brought [i.e. the Book and the authentic Sunnah].

Our proof is the Qur’aan and the [authentic] Sunnah, and whoever is deprived of it- in any affair- will be misled [from what is correct]. This is a true statement and it is what the Messenger [sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam] and the Sahaabah [radiyallaahu-anhum] have stated and followed aforetime whilst seeking understanding of the religion. A proof – in any affair related to the religion – is [to be based on]: ‘’Allaah said and Allaah’s Messenger said.’’ At present, there are affairs whose proofs reach a thousand in number, but you do not find them in the reference books of the people of misguidance. They have been misguided from the right path and deprived of numerous proofs!

The Ahnaaf [i.e. the Hanifees] state in their definitions related to Fiqh that it is of two types: The Fiqh al kabeer Wal Akbar. Fiqh al kabeer – according to them – is the Fiqh related to the Sharee’ah rulings and the subsidiary issues of the religion, and what is similar to that. This is a great affair! However, what is greater than it and must be acquired – and the people will not rejoice [with happiness] except by way of it – is the understanding of Tawheed and Eemaan. This is the greater Fiqh – Meaning: We seek understanding in our religion and understand the two types of Fiqh – the Fiqh Al-kabeer and the Fiqh Al-Akbar. The Fiqh Al-Akbar is the understanding of Tawheed and Eemaan, and the Fiqh Al-kabeer is the Fiqh by way of which we can distinguish between Halaal and Haraam, truth and falsehood. We derive it from the book of Allaah, the sunnah of the Messenger [sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam] and the understanding of our pious predecessors. We utilise their understanding to aid us [in our] understanding as well as what they left behind for us in the Arabic language, Usoolul Fiqh, Usoolul Hadeeth, the science by way of which Ahaadeeth are declared authentication or weak. All these affairs must be acquired by the students of knowledge and they cannot do without it.

The person who studies Fiqh and does not give importance to the proofs- does not distinguish between what is authentic and weak – will fall into very big mistakes, for he might worship Allaah based on a weak or fabricated hadeeth. Therefore, he must distinguish between authentic and weak hadeeth. Ahmad Ibn Ishaaq [rahimahullaah] – an Imaam of Fiqh and Hadeeth- said: ‘’The one who does not distinguish between authentic and weak hadeeth is not a scholar.’’ And why is that [the case]? Because he might worship Allaah, declare something halaal or haraam based on weak or fabricated Ahaadeeth, so he harms himself and the people. Whoever is deprived of proofs will be misled from the right path and this is a principle cited in every affair related to the religion. Therefore, it is obligated on you to acquire understanding of the religion based on the path of the pious predecessors.

When a Sahaabi [i.e. anyone amongst the companions of the Prophet] was asked a question, he would answer with an Aayah and a hadeeth, and never said, “My opinion [or view] is such and such.’’ He would never exit the text of the Sharee’ah in his answer, except if no evidence reaches him; then [in that case], he would strive to reach a verdict as that textual proof was with someone else [i.e. another person]; because this person did memorise something and that one memorised something else, and that third person missed something. So, he fears Allaah and strives to reach a verdict based on what his ability allows him and the text available to him, and then says: ‘’Allaah says and the Messenger says.’’ If he does not have [enough] proof, he strives to reach a verdict and says: ‘’This is my view. If I’m correct, it is from Allaah; but if I’m mistaken, it is from myself and Shaytaan.’’ This is what Ibn Mas’ood [radiyallaahu-anhu] and other than him used to say.

Whenever AbuBakr [radiyallaahu-anhu] was compelled due to a need [for some evidence] and he did not have a textual proof from Allaah [i.e. from the Qur’aan] or [based on] what the Messenger [sallal laahu alayhi wasallam] said regarding such and such affair, -and likewise Umar [radiyallaahu-anhu] used to do the same- he asked someone younger than him and finds a hadeeth related to the affair from someone younger than him amongst the Sahaabah, and from the latter companions, such as Al-Mugheerah Ibn Shu’bah [radiyallaahu-anhu].

The entire life of a person is spent in seeking knowledge – from the cradle to the grave.  He does not feel proud to acquire truth from a young or older person, and he never rejects truth – whether it is stated by a Muslim or Unbeliever. His soul seeks after the truth, so if he finds a text from the Book of Allaah and the [authentic] Sunnah of the Messenger [sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam], then all praises and thanks be to Allaah; but if he does not have it and finds it with someone else, he accepts it. Ibn Hazm [rahimahullaah] said: It maybe that a person did memorise an Aayah and a hadeeth, then something occurs, but he forgets the Aayah and the hadeeth and is reminded by someone else. It is not possible for a person to establish or accomplish his religious and worldly affairs except by way of co-operating upon righteousness and piety. He does not become proud when something occurs whilst he has no proof or cannot recall a text he did memorise, or has forgotten, or does not have a statement from the Sahaabah and the Taabi’een, [rather] he asks someone else and does become haughty.

Source: Marhaban Yaa Taalibal Ilm’ pages 245-247. Slightly paraphrased

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One Should Cling to The Truth And Not The Ash’khaas [Personalities]: Clear Statements By Imaam Maymoon Bin Mehraan, Shaikh Uthaymeen and Shaikh Rabee]

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

Maymoon Bin Mehraan [rahimahullaah]

A man said to Maymoon Ibn Mehraan [rahimahullaah]: “The people will not cease to be upon good as long as Allaah keeps you [alive] for them.” So he [Maymoon]  said: “The people will not cease to be upon good as long as they fear their Lord.” [Siyar 5/75]

Shaikh Rabee Bin Haadi [hafidhahullaah]

This reminds us of a statement of Shaikh Rabee [hafidhahullaah] when he said, “And [with regards to] the person with the proofs, it is obligatory to take his speech [on the grounds] of following Allaah’s legislation and Proofs, and not [due to] the personality of that person. [Source: (See Majmoo 9/40) 3rdparagraph]


Shaikh Uthaymeen [rahimahullaah]

Shaikh Uthaymeen [rahimahullaah] interrupted a person who was reciting a poem and mentioned him in it! He objected & told him not to attached truth to personalities, rather he should say that as long as the Qur’aan and the Sunnah are present, the haqq will remain. [Listen to audio in the link:


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[67]Excerpts From Shaikh Rabee’s Book Titled ‘Marhaban Yaa Taalibal Ilm’- [The Best Worship Is That Which Is Constant And Refrain From Imposing Upon Ourselves Extra Optional Acts of Worship Beyond What We Are Able to Do]

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

The most beloved worship to Allaah is that which is constant, for indeed the one who imposes upon himself that which is beyond his ability [i.e. extra supererogatory acts of worship] which he might not able to do, it is inevitable that his strength will disappear gradually, so he becomes weak or might even deviate, because he imposed upon himself that which is beyond what he can do [i.e. extra supererogatory acts of worship which he cannot do], deprived his [body] of its rights, his family and others. [Salmaan (radiyallaahu anhu) said to Abu Dardaa (radiyallaahu anhu)]: “Your Lord has rights on you, your ownself has a right on you, and your family has rights on you, so you should give the rights to all those who have a right on you.” [Bukhaari 1968]

Abdullaah Ibn Umar [radiyallaahu anhumaa] used to fast constantly without a break and completed recitation of the Qur’aan every night, so Allaah’s Messenger [sallal laahu alayhi wasallam] clarified for him and said: “It is sufficient for you to fast for three days a month”, so he said, “I can do more than that.” The Prophet [sallal laahu alayhi wasallam] said, “Your wife has a right on you, your guest has a right on you and your body has a right on you….so fast [in the manner that] Allaah’s Prophet Dawood used to fast” [i.e. alternative days] [Bukhaari 6134]

Therefore, balance worship [i.e. related to extra optional acts of worship based on one’s ability and prevents one from neglecting the rights his wife, body etc] preserves a person’s strength and enables him to be constant in worship.

Marhaban Yaa Taalibal Ilm’ page 242. slightly paraphrasedw

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[66] Excerpts From Shaikh Rabee’s Book Titled ‘Marhaban Yaa Taalibal Ilm’- [Why Do The (Genuine or True) Scholars Fear Allaah More Than Everyone Else?!]

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

Allaah [The Most High] said:

إِنَّمَا يَخْشَى اللَّهَ مِنْ عِبَادِهِ الْعُلَمَاءُ ۗ

It is only those who have knowledge among His slaves that fear Allah.
[Surah Faatir’ Aayah 28]

They are [truly] acquainted with the Greatness of Allaah and His Perfection [i.e. the Perfection of Allaah’s Lordship, Names and Attributes, Actions, Judgements, Commands, Prohibitions etc], His Rights and the rights of His slaves [i.e. the rights of mankind, Jinn and all other creatures]. They [truly] distinguish between halaal and haraam, between what is harmful and what is beneficial [i.e. what will benefit the people in their religious and worldly affairs & what will harm them]; so they have a much greater piety, fear of Allaah founded upon knowledge of Allaah’s Greatness, Perfect Sovereignty and Dominion, and being constantly aware of the fact that Allaah knows, hears and sees everything they conceal and proclaim.

As for the Jaahil, he is not [or not truly] acquainted with the Greatness of Allaah nor the rights of Allaah. How can he fear [or truly] fear Allaah when he is not [or not truly] acquianted with Allaah’s punishment and what is within the fire of hell, the Barsakh [i.e. the life after death and before the day of judgement], life in the grave and the severe anxiety people will encounter [i.e. due to one’s evil deeds].

Marhaban Yaa Taalibal Ilm’ page 240. slightly paraphrased

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[65] Excerpts From Shaikh Rabee’s Book Titled ‘Marhaban Yaa Taalibal Ilm’-[What Was The Most Virtuous Thing That Allaah Gave to The Prophets And Messengers After They Were Appointed As Prophets And Messengers?]

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

Shaikh Rabee Bin Haadi [hafidhahullaah] said: We cannot be acquainted with the greatness of Allaah, His [Perfect and All-Encompassing] Power, His Perfection and His rights over His slaves, except through the path of the noble Messengers [alayhimus salaatu wassalaam]. The people can only [achieve true and sound] happiness through the [guidance, nurturing and path of the Prophets and Messengers], because Allaah favoured them with that light and guidance. And Allaah did not praise the Prophets for anything – after appointing them as Prophets and Messengers- more virtuous than knowledge. Allaah said:

وَتِلۡكَ حُجَّتُنَآ ءَاتَيۡنَـٰهَآ إِبۡرَٲهِيمَ عَلَىٰ قَوۡمِهِۦ‌ۚ نَرۡفَعُ دَرَجَـٰتٍ۬ مَّن نَّشَآءُ‌ۗ إِنَّ رَبَّكَ حَكِيمٌ عَلِيمٌ۬

And that was Our Proof which We gave Ibrahim (Abraham) against his people. We raise whom We will in degrees. Certainly your Lord is All-Wise, All-Knowing. [Surah Al-An’aam- Aayah 83]

[Through this] Knowledge of the proofs and evidences [i.e. the revelation], Allaah raised the status [of the people], and He raised the status of all the Prophets by way it.  Allaah said about Yusuf [alayhis salaam]:

وَلَمَّا بَلَغَ أَشُدَّهُ ۥۤ ءَاتَيۡنَـٰهُ حُكۡمً۬ا وَعِلۡمً۬ا‌ۚ وَكَذَٲلِكَ نَجۡزِى ٱلۡمُحۡسِنِينَ

And when he [Yusuf (Joseph)] attained his full manhood, We gave him wisdom and knowledge (the Prophethood), thus We reward the Muhsinun (doers of good). [Surah Yoosuf’ Aayah 22]

Allaah granted him wisdom and Prophet-hood. Allaah granted him knowledge and praised him – this noble Prophet- due to Prophet-hood and knowledge.

Likewise, Allaah praised Moosaa [alayhis salaam], saying:

And when he attained his full strength, and was perfect (in manhood), We bestowed on him Hukman (Prophethood, right judgement of the affairs) and religious knowledge [of the religion of his forefathers i.e. Islamic Monotheism]. And thus do We reward the Muhsinun (i.e. good doers). [Surah Al-Qasas’ Aayah 14]

O my brothers! Look at how Allaah [Glorified and Exalted be He] praised His Prophets and Messengers, and specifically mentioned knowledge as one of their great and lofty qualities, because it is their most virtuous quality; rather it their best qualify after being appointed as Prophets and Messengers.

Allaah praised Muhammad [sallal laahu alayhi wasallam] and granted him knowledge. Allaah said:

هُوَ ٱلَّذِىٓ أَرۡسَلَ رَسُولَهُ ۥ بِٱلۡهُدَىٰ وَدِينِ ٱلۡحَقِّ لِيُظۡهِرَهُ ۥ عَلَى ٱلدِّينِ ڪُلِّهِۦ وَلَوۡ ڪَرِهَ ٱلۡمُشۡرِكُونَ

It is He Who has sent His Messenger (Muhammad) with guidance and the religion of truth (Islam), to make it superior over all religions even though the Mushrikun (polytheists, pagans, idolaters, disbelievers in the Oneness of Allah) hate (it). [Surah At-Tawbah’ Aayah 33]

Al-Hudaa [Guidance] is beneficial knowledge and Deenul Haqq [the religion of truth] is righteous action. And Allaah gave the Messenger superiority and likewise this Ummah over all religions by way of this Knowledge [i.e. the final revelation].

Allaah [The Blessed And Most High] said:

هُوَ ٱلَّذِى بَعَثَ فِى ٱلۡأُمِّيِّـۧنَ رَسُولاً۬ مِّنۡہُمۡ يَتۡلُواْ عَلَيۡہِمۡ ءَايَـٰتِهِۦ وَيُزَكِّيہِمۡ وَيُعَلِّمُهُمُ ٱلۡكِتَـٰبَ وَٱلۡحِكۡمَةَ وَإِن كَانُواْ مِن قَبۡلُ لَفِى ضَلَـٰلٍ۬ مُّبِينٍ۬

He it is Who sent among the unlettered ones a Messenger (Muhammad) from among themselves, reciting to them His Verses, purifying them (from the filth of disbelief and polytheism), and teaching them the Book (this Qur’an, Islamic laws and Islamic jurisprudence) and Al-Hikmah (As-Sunnah: legal ways, orders, acts of worship, etc. of Prophet Muhammad). And verily, they had been before in manifest error. [Al-Jumu’ah’ Aayah 2]

Allaah praised the Messenger and the Ummah due the knowledge and wisdom [given to them]; purified them [from the filth of disbelief and polytheism] and saved them Misguidance by way of it. They used to be in a state of extreme darkness – [upon acts, beliefs, ideas and manners] of the Pre-Islamic era of ignorance and Misguidance, then Allaah saved them through Muhammad and the guidance he brought, and [though] the knowledge [of the revelation] that purifies the souls and hearts.

Allaah praised the [upright religious] scholars of this Islamic Nation and the [upright scholars of the previous Nations who followed Allaah’s Messengers] due to the knowledge [of the revelation that was given to them]. Allaah did not praise them due to wealth, worldly status, authority or anything else, rather Allaah praised them due to knowledge [of the revelation], because knowledge is that which passes judgement on all affairs of life, and it is what passes judgements on both the rulers and the subjects. Allaah said:

إِنَّمَا يَخۡشَى ٱللَّهَ مِنۡ عِبَادِهِ ٱلۡعُلَمَـٰٓؤُاْۗ

It is only those who have knowledge among His slaves that fear Allah.

[Surah Al-Faatir’ Aayah 28]

Marhaban Yaa Taalibal Ilm’ pages238-240




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Be Warned Against Fatwa Channels, Self-Appointed Muftis In The West And The Institutes of The Aqlaaniyyoon, Rather Return to The Old Wise Scholars Such As The Permanent Committee of Senior Scholars- Shaikh Saaleh Al-Fawzaan etc

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

Abdur-Rahmaan bin Abee Layla (rahimahullaah) said: I have met a hundred and twenty companions of the Messenger (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam) in this Masjid and not a single one of them would be asked about a hadeeth, except he wished that his brother would suffice him in (answering). Then the affair came under the commission of a people, who claimed knowledge at present,–they give answers in affairs which if presented to Umar Ibnul Khattaab (radiyallaahu-anhu), he would have gathered the (Sahaabah of) Badr to consult them. [Sharhus Sunnah of Imaam Al-Baghawee: 1/305]

Who Is Allowed To Give Fatwa?

When Can a Person Be Worthy of Giving Fatwa – By Imaam Ash’Shaafi’ee

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