Excerpts From Shaikh Rabee’s Book Titled ‘Marhaban Yaa Taalibal Ilm’-[Knowledge Is to Be Sought to Save Oneself First]
In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy
O youth! It is obligated on you to [seek after this] inheritance – the inheritance [left behind by the] Prophets, for indeed the scholars are the inheritors of the Prophets. [The Messenger (sallal laahu alayhi wasallam said)], “Whoever follows a path in the pursuit of knowledge, Allaah will make a path to Paradise easy for him. And indeed the angels lower their wings for the seeker of knowledge out of being pleased with what he does [i.e. seeking knowledge].”
If you are sincere to Allaah, desiring His countenance by way of this knowledge and understanding in the religion, benefit and save yourself first, and thereafter you benefit the one to whom you can convey this good, guidance and understanding by way of this truthful intention, the path of paradise is made easy. The angels lower their wings out of humility and respect due to what you do [i.e. seeking knowledge], because the angels love Allaah and they love everything that is beloved to Allaah. Allaah loves knowledge, because it is this knowledge He taught and revealed to His Messengers in order to clarify that which will lead humankind to happiness in this life and the next, and keep them away from wtetchedness. This is something beloved to the angels, so they lower their wings for you due to being pleased with what you do [i.e. seeking knowledge].
Marhaban Yaa Yaa Taalibal Ilm. Pages 252-253. Slightly paraphrased
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The Mannerism of the Student of Knowledge with his books
تذكرة السامع والمتكلم في أدب العالم والمتعلم
Abu Hakeem Bilal Davis
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Foundations for Our Teaching Establishments: Giving Precedent and Emphasis to The Aqeedah Over Certificates When Employing Teachers – Shaykh Rabee’ B. Haadi
Shaikh Rabee Bin Haadi [May Allah Preserve and Protect Him] said:
“It is not befitting [or permissible] in any situation that [one] relies on certificates when choosing a teacher; rather it is obligatory -from the beginning- to take his Aqeedah into consideration, thoughts [or views], manners, Islam and adherence to his religion. This is a very important affair and there’s no way of getting away from it. The teacher who is deviated in his Aqeedah, thoughts or has weak mannerisms and behaviour; or he is negligent in carrying out acts of worship and the prayer -poses more danger to our children than deadly diseases.”
Upon Completion of our Weekend Study of Various Hadeeth from Sunan Abi Dawud with Ustadh AbdulHakeem @ibnMitchell
Alhamdulillaah on Monday we completed the 4 day study course going through selected Ahadeeth from Kitaab As Sunnah of Sunan Abi Dawood with our teacher Ustaadh @ibnmitchell.
Throughout the course we covered:
– Various aspects of the Sciences of Hadeeth
– The methodology of Imam Abu Dawood in authoring his Sunan
– What is a book of “Sunan”?
– The meaning of “Sunnah”
– The Hadeeth of the 73 sects
– Prohibition of arguing with the people of desires and the obligation to have hatred for them
– Discussion of the issue of not giving the Salaam to the people of bid’ah
– Prohibition of arguing regarding the Quran
– Numerous benefits related to the salafi manhaj and how it is to be correctly implemented
After thanking Allaah subhaanahu wa ta’aalah, we thank our teacher for what was an extremely beneficial set of lessons and for the time he gave to the attendees after the classes, answering many questions from both brothers and sisters.
We ask Allaah, The Most High, to make it heavy on his scales of good deeds on the Day of Judgement and to give him the best of this life and the next. Aameen.
Note: All audios will be uploaded soon alongside summarised notes of all the lessons.
✅A Beneficial Visit to Shaykh Ubayd al-Jaabiree with brief Q&A by brothers from @Salaficentre with 👤 Abu Idrees Muhammad @abuidrees as part of 👍 @taqwatravels on 📆 Monday 6 August 2018
On Monday 6 August 2018 / 24 Dhul Qi’dah 1439 we visited Shaykh Ubayd al-Jaabiree hafidhahullah, in his house.
The Shaykh welcomed the Taqwa Hajj 2018 brothers warmly, he was kind and extremely hospitable, constantly asking his son if we had had enough Qahwa [traditional Arabic coffee]. The Shaykh had a very warm personality and beautiful sense of humour.
The Shaykh was in good spirits and appeared to be in good health. He enquired about all brothers’ names and ethnic origins and also enquired about Abu Khadeejah and Abu Hakeem حفظهما الله
Throughout the sitting the Shaykh emphasised the importance of speaking correct Fusha [classical] Arabic and spoke very eloquently himself.
Abu idrees حفظه الله informed the Shaykh that he started trips to Masjid al-Aqsa and has been there a few times. The Shaykh was pleased with this. He enquired about the safety of those who travel with Abu Idrees. The Shaykh then mentioned some benefits about Masjid Aqsa and its history.
The Shaykh gave a brief talk, translated in person by Ustaadh Abu Idrees حفظه الله. Here are some brief points:
After praising Allah and sending salutations to His Messenger he said:
I ask Allah that He accepts your Hajj and returns you safely to your families after you have completed your Hajj.
You are about to depart towards Makkah and should say:
لبيك اللهم بعمرة متمتعة الى حج
و ان حبسني حابس فمحلي حيث حبستني
And when you reach Makkah you should perform Tawaaf and sa’ee and then shave your head. [The Shaykh being over eighty, jokingly removed his Shimaagh from his head exposing his bald head, saying “like this”] then come out of Ihraam.
On the 8th day you should resume your Ihraam again and say
لبيك اللهم بحج
وان حبسني حابس فمحلي حيث حبستني
The brothers then asked a series of questions which the Shaykh answered.
Q1. I would like to apply to the Islamic university of Madinah, but my family requires my financial assistance. Should I go or stay at home?
Shaykh: If you go, will they struggle financially?
Shaykh: Is there a [Salafee] centre in your locality?
Shaykh: Then study there inshaaAllah, may Allah replace it for you with better.
Q2. When the pilgrim arrives in Makkah, fatigued or exhausted, should the pilgrim in this state, perform umrah immediately or should he rest first in these circumstances?
Shaykh: You should rest first and gain some strength
Q3. Eating camel meat breaks the wudhoo. Does this also apply to camel milk?
Shaykh: No, this does not apply to camel milk.
Q4. If a women is on her period and she was unable to make the Tawaaful Ifaadhah for Hajj but the time to return to her country is upon her [flight] what should she do?
Shaykh: She should wrap something around the area and complete her Hajj, and there’s no problem in that.
Q5. Is it permissible to take contraceptive pills to prevent periods during Hajj?
Shaykh: I do not advise she does this as this has been proven to be harmful to her and she should not do this.
The Shaykh then warmly greeted each brother individually and then advised one brother to change his name to either Abdullah, Abdirahim or Abdurahman. The brother later chose Abdullah.
Abu Idrees then informed the Shaykh that the group has arranged to see Shaykh Abdullah al-Bukhari immediately after. The Shaykh said: “relay my regards and salaams to him”. He then praised the Shaykh for his knowledge.
Imam Hassan al-Basri said: “The world is darkness except for the sittings with the scholars” Jaami’ bayanul ilm wa fadhlihi
Shaykh Abdul Aziz ibn Baaz, on Noor ala dharb said: “Visiting the people of knowledge and Imaan from Ahlu Sunnah wal Jamaa’ah and visiting brothers for the sake of Allah is a [means of] closeness to Allah and [an act of] obedience”
The Salaf would perform Hajj to gain its tremendous rewards and then take the opportunity to visit and benefited from the people of knowledge. Alhamdulilah, we were blessed and privileged to follow in their footsteps to continue this tradition. May Allah have mercy upon our Salaf, preserve our Mashaayikh and accept it from us.