Oh my children Wallahi if ilm could be poured into a glass i would pour it for you but its gained by hard exhaustion and scraping of the knees! “Shaykh Muqbil (raheemahullah)”
Al-Fawâ’id: Points of Benefit By Imâm Ibn al-Qayyim al-Jawziyyah “Six Etiquettes of Learning” Ibn al-Qayyim (raheemahullah) said: There are six stages to knowledge: 1. Asking questions in a good manner. 2.Remaining quiet and listening attentively. 3. Understanding well. 4. Memorising. 5.Teaching. 6. and it is its fruit: Acting upon the knowledge and keeping to its limits.
Question: Am I qualified to call to the Salafee ‘aqeedah if I have attained an excellent mark in a course offered by a da’wah office? Answer: This (being truly qualified) does not happen except by way of knowledge. If you know the correct ‘aqeedah and have a complete understanding of it, then you have attained knowledge of it. But it is not sufficient for you to have an excellent (academic) mark without understanding ‘aqeedah. How many times has someone got mumtaaz (excellent grades) with the highest honors but he has no understanding! ? And how many times has someone with only passing grades attained true knowledge and understanding! ? It is not about certificates of achievement; it is about having knowledge and a true understanding of it. Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan (hafidhullah) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ “O Messenger of Allah! It is part of the Mercy of Allah that you deal politely and gently with them. Were you severe, uncivil or harsh-hearted, they would have broken away from you: so pass over their faults, and ask for Allah’s forgiveness for them. (Quran, 3:159) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Indeed the Emaan worns out in the heart of one of you just as the garment (clothe) worns out, so ask Allah to renew the Emaan in Your Heart. [1585 from Silsilat as-saheeh of Shaykh Albanee ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The Complete Man from Sayings of the Salaf by Abû Abdillâh Owais Al-Hâshimi Imâm Al-Buwaytî Allâh have mercy on him reports: I heard Al-Shâfiâ say,A man does not become complete in this life except when he has four [qualities]: religiousness (al-diyânah), trustworthiness (al-amânah), safeguarding [from sin] (al-siyânah) and sobriety (al-razânah).Al-Bayhaqî, Manâqib Al-Shâfiâ 2:189. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Hasbunallaahu wa ni’amal-wakeel ~ Allah is sufficent for us and the best of those on whom to depend