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A Roadmap for the Student of Knowledge

Shaykh Muḥammad Ghālib al-ʿUmarī

The lecture, translated by Ustādh Abū Idrīs (Birmingham, England), laid out a roadmap for the potential student of knowledge; the traits that exemplify the upright moral character that is requisite of such a noble pursuit.

From the beacons upon the path for the student of knowledge

  • have taqwā (fear) of Allāh
  • taqwá is only built upon ʿilm (knowledge)
  • carry out the commands of Allāh
  • stay away from the prohibitions of Allāh
  • the Qurʾān and Sunnah are filled with admonitions towards taqwá
  • taqwá is from the means of getting to paradise
  • actions are accepted based on two conditions: ikhlās (إخلاص) wa-al-mutābʿāh (متابعة), sincerity upon the way of the Messenger (ﷺ)
  • the believers are upon different levels in sincerity and piety
  • cling to the guidance of the Salaf, at the head of them, the Companions of the Messenger (ﷺ), whoever opposes them will go to destruction
  • be far removed from the people of innovation and desires, for innovation corrupts and destroys
  • stay away from ḥizbiyyah (party spirt)
  • be patient upon the truth even if you are few in number
  • the blessings of Allāh are innumerable

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Published: September 14, 2018
Edited: April 13, 2023


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