In Islam, seeking knowledge is one of the best of deeds; indeed it is a kind of jihaad for the sake of Allaah, especially in these modern times when bid’ahs have begun to appear in Muslim societies and are becoming widespread, and ignorance is common among those who issue fatwas without knowledge, and people have started to argue a great deal.
And Sufyaan ibn Uyainah al-Hilaalee said, “Whoever seeks knowledge then he has pledged allegiance to Allaah.” [Refer to `Madaarijas-Salikeen,’ vol.2, p.470]
“Indeed some of them, may Allaah have mercy upon them, have clearly stated, amongst them Maalik, ash-Shaafi’ee and Imaam Ahmad, and it is stated word for word by Aboo Haneefah – that, ‘… the most excellent of actions, after the obligatory duties, is seeking knowledge.”
This saying is witnessed to by the saying of the Messenger of Allaah (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam), “The excellence of knowledge is greater than optional actions and the best of your religion is piety.” [Sahih at-Targheeb wat-Tarheeb, no.65].
This section of the website, contains beneficial articles, books in PDF formats and many other resources, for students and teachers on the path of seeking knowledge, which will arm him with the essentials of acquiring knowledge along with fine character and correct manners, Insha’Allaah.
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- Three Required Characteristics for Seeking Knowledge
- Excellence Of Knowledge of the Salafs over the Khalafs
- Knowledge Mandates Action (Iqtidaa-ul-‘Ilm al-‘Amal)
- The Manners of the Knowledge Seekers
- The Manners of the Scholar and Student of Knowledge from the hadeeth of Jibreel
- The Book Of Knowledge by Imaam An-Nasaa’ee