It is obligatory upon the teacher and upon the one who calls to Allaah and upon the one who commands with the good and prohibits the evil that they be kind and gentle to the person they are addressing with supplication for them and through complimenting them and using mild speech, because this is more likely to bring about acceptance.
As for the evidences from intellect, we ask: Do all these creatures exist by themselves, or by chance?
If you say they exist by themselves; this is rationally impossible, it was first non-existent, so how can it exist when it was non-existent?!
If you also say they exist by chance; then we say this is also impossible O denying one! All the things produced, like planes, rockets, vehicles and other forms of machinery, do they exist by chance?
Therefore, intellect, firmly and unequivocally, indicates the existence of Allaah.
Success is most often attained by way of small yet consistent steps. The Arabs have a proverb which states, “A little which is consistent is better and far more in quantity than a lot which suddenly stops.”
Prophet sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam has been characterised with two tasks: ta’leem (teaching) and tazkiyah (purification).
So, our misfortune lies in the absence of these two matters from our lives, and that he who calls to them, persisting in this and refusing to be pre-occupied from them by anything else, then he is upon the correct manhaj (methodology) and upon the Straight Path.
In this book, the Shaikh discusses seven etiquettes that a Muslim, and in particular a student of knowledge, should abide by with regard to books.
(1) Arranging and Organizing Books
(2) Acquiring the Most Accurate Editions of books
(3) Keeping One’s Books Clean and Tidy
(4) Recording the Points of Benefit found in Books
(5) Lending books Out to Others
(6) Reviewing and Inspecting One’s Books
(7) Preserving and Safeguarding One’s Books
It surprises me that every person who makes a youtube video about the deen is looked at as people who have knowledge. Or that people who debate various issues have become Shuyookh to the ignorant. Or that people who conduct Online Da’wah Training Programs, Seminars, Workshops etc, have become known as Du’aat. Or that if anyone takes the stage to deliver a lecture, have become known as scholars.