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Apr 15, 2018

The Beautiful Character of the Upright Student of Knowledge

Points of benefit from the lecture From the great blessings of a youth is that he is guided to an upright scholar The righteous guided student will adopt the manners of his noble teacher Take knowledge form those who are deserving of being benefited from The young man should travel and seek knowledge, returning to his community to aid them He should follow them (the scholars), imitating them so that he may have thabāt (firmness) He will have istiqāmah (and likewise his community) if he learns, benefits and then cultivates upon it Observe caution when seeking knowledge, be su…

Mar 19, 2018

“An Attribute I Have Known From Akhzam” The Inheritance of the Hizbis

The phrase “An attribute I have known from Akhzam” is an old Arab proverb that is based on a true story of a man named Akhzam who was disobedient and rebellious to his father. Later when Akhzam passed away, his children increased in harshness and disobedience to their grandfather, surpassing Akhzam himself. Until one day they beat their own grandfather, the grandfather then replied by saying: Indeed my children have imbrued me (with my own) nlood. An attribute I have known from Akhzam. ʿAqīdah al-Salaf wa Asḥāb al-Ḥadīth, pg.304Meaning, that what they were doing was not something new for …