How to Prevent Knowledge Being Lost
by Abu Shama
How to Keep Knowledge Safe
Moving Away from Student Mentality
‘Look for the knowledge of hadith and get it written, as I am afraid that religious knowledge will vanish and the scholars will pass away (die). Do not accept anything save the ahadith of the Prophet (peace be on him) (peace be upon him) . Circulate knowledge and teach the ignorant, for knowledge does not vanish except when it is kept secretly (to oneself).’ [Bukhari]
Disappearance of knowledge
‘Allah does not take away the knowledge by taking it away from the heart of the people, but takes it away form the death of the scholars till when none of the religious learned man remains, people will take as their leaders ignorant persons who when consulted will give their verdict without knowledge. So they will go astray and lead the people astray.’
‘Oh! would that we had obeyed Allah and obeyed the Messenger.’ And they will say: ‘Our Lord! Verily, we obeyed our chiefs and our chiefs and our great ones, and they misled us from the right way. Our Lord! Give them double torment and curse them with a mighty curse!’
‘Our Lord! Show us those among the jinn and men who led us astray, that we may crash them under our feet so that they become the lowest’
This is a series compiled following lectures on ‘The Manners and Etiquette of the Teacher and the Students’. The course was based on a book written by Shaykh al-Islam, Badr al-Din Ibn Jama’ah and conveyed to us by our Shaykh Haytham Tamim.
Qadi al-Qudat, Shaykh al-Islam, Badr al-Din Ibn Jama’ah was born in 639 AH (1241 AD). Originally from Syria and later moved to Egypt. He was educated at Hama, achieved excellence in religious studies and jurisprudence, and became a leading promoter of the Shafi’i Fiqh. Eventually, he attained the high status of Shaykh al-Islam and held the high position of Chief Justice. Imam al-Dhahabi has observed that Qadi Ibn Jama’ah was well versed both in prose and poetry, and had left abundant notes on Fiqh, Hadith, Usul al-Fiqh, and Tarikh(History). He commanded respect and influence, and had a large number of students and followers. He died at Cairo in the year 733 A.H. (1332 A.D.), aged 94, and was buried by the side of the great Imam Shafi’i.
His book on the subject of Adab al-Alim wal-Mutaalim
It was in the year 672 AH (1273 AD) that Ibn Jama’ah completed this book as a guide for both students and teachers to help improve quality of their academic life and work.
Ibn Jama’ah – Etitquettes of Seeking Knowledge
Abd Al Barr – Jami’ Bayan Al Ilm
Al Khateeb Al Baghdadi – Al Jami’ li Akhlaq Al Rawi
July 07, 2020
June 28, 2020