Can zakat be giving to a Talibul Ilm? | Sh. Ibn Baz

The permanent committee in Saudi Arabia when Imam Ibn Baz was the head of it was asked:
هل يجوز صرف الزكاة لطلبة العلم 

الذين هم في حاجة ماسة
Is it permissible to give the Zakat to the students of knowledge whom are in dire need? 
فأجابت :
نعم يجوز إعطاؤهم منها لحاجتهم إليها .
The permanent committee answered:
Yes it is permissible to give them from it (the Zakat) due to their need for it.
فتاوى اللجنة الدائمة (10/17)
Majid Jawed Al Afghanee

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What is the benefit of the students of knowledge learning (about) the different sects? | Sh. Uthaymeen 

Shaykh Al Uthaymeen was asked:
What is the benefit of the students of knowledge learning (about) the different sects such the Mu’atazilah, the Jahmiyah, and the Khawaarij, whilst they aren’t present in this time (period)?
He replied: 
There is a benefit in Learning the different innovated sects in this time period and it is:
That we come to know the sources (or that which they are criticized for) of these sects so that we can refute that if they are present, and in reality they are present. 
As for the statement of the questioner: “They have no presence at the current moment” then that is built upon his knowledge.
But that which is known with us and with other than us whom observe the situations of the people that these sects are present and that they are active in spreading their innovation. 
For that reason it’s a must that we learn these opinions so that we know it’s falsehood and that we know truth, and so that we may refute those who argue in regards to the truth. 
Kitabul Ilm 128
Majid Jawed Al Afghanee

The Importance of Asking Questions that will Benefit you, and Abstaining from Inquisitive Questioning

💢 *The Importance of Asking Questions that will Benefit you, and Abstaining from Inquisitive Questioning* 💢

_Ash-Sheikh Suleyman ar-Ruhayli حفظه الله_

◾ ◾ ◾ ◾ ◾

🔵 *The Questioner says:*

 
Asalaamu Aleykum, May Allaah preserve you,

 

_Explain to us the difference between The Jinn, The Shaytaan and Iblees, and may Allaah reward you with good._

 
 
🔴 *Ash-Sheikh Suleyman ar-Ruhayli replies:*
 

Wa Aleykum Asalaam wa Rahmatullah:

 

*What would it Harm you if you were to be ignorant of this,* what would it Harm you if you were to be ignorant of this? And what would it benefit you in your religion and your deeds if you were to have knowledge of this?

 
Oh Brothers, from the foundations in Knowledge with the Salaf is that the person asks concerning that which benefits and that he does not ask concerning the Fudool of knowledge (i.e. Inquisitive and time-wasting affairs) which do not yield Eeman nor actions.

🎯 And hence it was mentioned concerning *Imam Malik*, that a man asked him (a question), so he (Imam Malik) never answered him, and then others asked him (questions), so he replied (to them), then the (first) man asked him, and (again) Imam Malik did not respond to him. 

*So the Man said:*
Oh Aba Abdillah, *why do you not respond to me?* Meaning, why do you reply to the people and you leave me? Do you belittle me?

 
*So he (Imam Malik) replied:*

 

Were you to ask *concerning that which benefits you, I would have responded!* Were you to ask concerning that which benefits you, I would have responded!

And I _(Sheikh Suleymaan)_, have a reply to the question (which was asked), but I see that for the sake of encouraging good mannerisms and cultivation, that I (deliberately) refrain from providing the answer to the question in order to teach the brother and those who are listening that we ask (only) concerning that which benefits. 

💢 My brother, I have arrived from Medinah. I teach in the University and I teach in the Masjid of The Prophet SalAllahu Aleyhi wa Sallam, and I’ve come to you here, Ask concerning that which benefits you. 
*Why do you ask concerning that which does not increase you in Eeman?* And if you were to be ignorant of it, it does not cause any harm to your Eeman, nor your deeds? 

So this is an affair which we should discipline ourselves with, because it is from the Mannerisms of the Salaf Us-Salih may Allaah be pleased with them. 
And Allaah knows best.

_[End of the Sheikh’s speech]_

*Translated by*

 
_Abu Mu’aawiyah Abdullah Hassan_
غفر الله له ولوالديه 

جمادى الأولى 4| 1438هـ
1st February 2017

Is it permissible for me to disobey them and go to the classes? | Sh. Abu Hamza Hassan Ba Shuayb

▪*Questioner:*
I am a beginner student of knowledge, I love seeking knowledge. I seek knowledge with a group of beginner students of knowledge at the same time. Between Maghrib And Isha every Sunday and Wednesday we have a lesson in the three fundamental principles, and on Saturday a class in Lumatul Iaatiqaad and Al Mumtia explanation of Al Ajoroomiyah with one of the students of knowledge from Dammaj and he is from Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jamaah, Salafi.
But the problem is that my family never wants me to go to this student of knowledge, with the claim that he is extreme and prohibits permissible things, so they claim. Such as the Television and other than it. Thus they don’t want me to seek knowledge with him. Is it permissible for me to disobey them and go to the classes, I don’t know what to do! 
Whilst knowing that I currently go to the classes secretly without them knowing? 
Benefit us May Allah benefit you. 
▫*Answer:*
It being that you are a beginner then you are in need of these sciences, specifically that which is connected to the matters of monotheism and creed. 
Upon this it isn’t permissible for them to prevent you from learning it at the hands of the Salafi students of knowledge.
Thus be patient upon that which you are upon, seek aid from Allah and put your trust in him.
📒Answered by the Noble Shaykh: 
_Abu Hamza Hassan Ba Shuayb_ حفظه الله 
Translated by Majid Jawed Al Afghanee عفا الله عنه

How can one better retain that which he or she has memorized? | Benefit from brother Abu Muawiya 

💢 *How can one better retain that which he or she has memorized?* 

 

_A reply to the virtuous brother Abu Salmaan Muhammed Ibn Ismail Hafithahullah_

 
✒ *Abu Mu’aawiyah Abdullah Hassan As-Somali*

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*Bismillah*

 

 

_Indeed_ the retention of Islamic knowledge is an affair, which has no easy, quick-fix solution (or at least according to my knowledge). In fact, it may act as an obstacle to the student of knowledge during a particular stage(s) of his or her journey. Though despite this, there are walilahilhamd methods that students can embrace in order to improve their chances for success.

 

Compiled below are some advisory measures, which seek to address the ‘how’ question presented in the title of this writing.

 
*Please note:* the writer has generally relied upon his own experiences as a student as well as advices previously benefitted from the people of knowledge and their books. The writing in and of itself is by no means fully comprehensive. Though, seeking to improve reader-friendliness, the writer has organised the advices into Two Key Stages:

 

 

🔸1) *The Memorization Stage*

 
🔹2) *The Post-memorisation, (Revision Stage).*

 

 

I ask Allaah to place Barakah in that which will come of writing and to make it a means of guidance and success for whomsoever He wills from His Creation. Indeed He is Capable of Doing All Things.

 
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 🔴 *THE FIRST STAGE* 🔵

*Memorisation*

 

 _The Advices:_

🔸 *Striving for Ikhlaas (purifying one’s intentions) and being Plentiful in Dua* – These two elements are not restricted to this stage but are required during and after memorisation.

 
 

🔹 *Avoiding sins as much as possible.*

 

 
▫ *Being strategic and selective in that which you will memorise.*

 

 
🔸 *Revising as you go along*- for instance, in Dammaaj the student seeking to memorise the Quran would be expected to memorise a side of Quran a day (or according to their ability) as well as reciting at least one Juzz (if not more) of the Quran to his or her Quran partner on a daily basis.

 

 
🔹 *Memorising knowledge little by little*, because that which is learnt quickly, disappears quickly. Have you ever noticed that you tend to experience less difficulty in recalling Surahs you took more time in memorising?

 

*For instance,* Ash-Sheikh Abduraqeeb Al-Kowkabani (who is from the Mashaykh of Yemen) advises that as an absolute maximum, the student should not exceed two sides of Quran in his/her daily memorisation. Thus, one should not give too much focus to how ‘seemingly’ slow they perceive themselves to be going. How many of us could memorise a page of Quran by tomorrow evening? Quite a few I’d assume. But, How many of us could retain 400 or 500 pages of Quran or Hadiths? Less, and by a fair margin indeed! *My Point exactly!*

 

▫ *Going up in levels (learning the small before the big).* For instance, the student should endeavor to memorise the 40 Hadiths of Imam Nawawi before attempting to memorise large works such as ‘Umdat Al Ahkaam or Riyaadh Us-Saliheen.

 

 
🔸 *Choosing a book or Mushaf to memorise from wherein the font and structure is clear*. The student should then stick to this one book/mushaf throughout all of his/her memorisation and revision. And yes one should avoid memorising from Phones or electronic devices if possible. In short, there’s nothing like the books!

 

 
🔹 *Being systematic in your memorisation* – I.e. following the Surah order of the Mushaf, or the Hadith book you are following. This will insha’Allaah make it easy to keep tabs on that which you’ve memorised and need to revise.

 
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🔵 *THE SECOND STAGE* 🔴

*Post–Memorisation (the revision stage)*:

 

 _The Advices:_

In terms of the revision stage, many of the above-mentioned pre-memorisation advices are still applicable insha’Allah. _However we add here:_

 

 

🔸 *Allocating a suitable time for revision* – where you find yourself to have high energy levels, good concentration and few distractions. For Mothers (or Sisters who are Married even), the morning period after Fajr is often a good time, even if its only for 15 mins a day.

 

 
🔹 *Choosing a suitable location for revision*, which is _most_ usually available, quiet, easily accessible and where there are not many distractions.

 

 
▫ *Having good strategies in place for revision* – e.g. flash cards, sticky notes, re-writing that which you’ve memorized by hand (be imaginative, choosing things that work for you).

 

 

 

🔸 *Targeted repetition* – a good strategy/method is to make an organised table/grid on a designated notepad. In this table you will write down the mistakes you’ve made in your Quran/ Hadith or Matn recitation – making note of the Aayat number (or as applicable) and the mistake(s) made. This way you can define your weak points and focus on them to reduce errors and improve accuracy.

 

 
🔹 *Finding a revision partner* – preferably someone you deem to be stronger and greater in motivation and diligence than yourself (particularly if you feel low on motivation or are easily distracted).
 

 

▫ *Making use of highlighters and different coloured pens* where suitable in your notes or on the books themselves (e.g. one may deem it useful to highlight memorised hadiths, rare wordings or intricate details etc,).

 

 

💢 *AND LASTLY* 
Consistency, Continuation, Staying Positive and *Never giving up!*

*AVOID* procrastination, avoid delaying your studies in the hope of that *perfect* moment in your life.
 Remember *Life is One Big Test.* And hence its unrealistic for us to expect a period in our lives where everything around us is conducive to seeking knowledge of the Deen and Performing Righteous Deeds. But Let our Affair be as the Messenger salallahu aleyhi wa Sallam admonished:

*Observe moderation (in doing good deeds), and if you fail to perform righteous actions perfectly, then try to do as much as you can.*

_(Reported by Bukhari and Muslim)_

 

Walhamdulilahi Rabil aalamiin 

*Written by*

 

 

The Poor one Unto Allaah

 

 

_Abu Mu’aawiyah Abdullah Hassan_

 

غفر الله له ولوالديه 

 29 ربيع الثاني 1438هـ

 

27th January 2017

Cardiff, UK

The Virtue of Memorizing the Qur’an: Sheikh Muqbil

Sheikh Muqbil ibn Haadee al-Waadi’ee was asked:

نص السؤال: هل حفظ القرآن الكريم واجب على المسلم أم التدبر والعمل به ؟

Question: Is memorizing the Qur’an an obligation for the Muslim, or is contemplating it and acting in accordance with it what is obligatory?

نص الإجابة: التدبر بمعانيه والعمل به وأحكامه هو الواجب ، وأما الحفظ ففضيلة عظيمة ؛ ” الماهر بالقرآن مع السفرة الكرام البررة ، والذي يقرأه ويتتعتع فيه وهو عليه شاق له أجران ” ، ويقول النبي – صلى الله عليه وعلى آله وسلم – : ” يقال لصحاب القرآن : اقرأ وارتق ورتل كما كنت ترتل في الدنيا فإن منزلتك عند آخر آية تقرأءها ” ، وكان النبي – صلى الله عليه وعلى آله وسلم – يشجع أصحابه على حفظ القرآن وعلى تعلم القرآن فقال كما في حديث عقبة بن عامر عند مسلم : ” لئن يغدو أحدكم إلى المسجد فيتعلم آيه خير له من ناقة ، وآيتين خير له من ناقتين ، وثلاث وأربع خيرٌ له من أعدادهن ” . ـ

Response: Contemplating its meanings and acting in accordance with it and its rulings is what is obligatory. As for memorization, then that is a excellent virtue.

The one who is skilled in the Qur’an will be with the noble righteous recording angels, and the one who recites while experiencing difficulty in doing so, stumbling over it, will have two rewards.

And the Prophet (ﷺ) also said:

It will be said to the one who has any of the Qur’an memorized, “Recite and ascend in rank. Recite in the same manner and speed that used to recite during the worldly life, and your rank will be at the last ayah that your recite.”

And the Prophet (ﷺ) used to encourage his companions to memorize the Qur’an and to study the Qur’an, just as he said in the hadeeth of ‘Uqbah ibn ‘Aamir recorded by Muslim:

If any one of you goes out to the masjid in the morning and learns a single ayah, that is better for him than a camel. And two ayaat would be better for him than two camels. And three or four would be better for him than the same number of camels.

فهي فضيلة عظيمة ومنزلة رفيعة ” خيركم من تعلم القرآن وعلمه ” ، وكان النبي – صلى الله عليه وعلى آله وسلم – يرى لحفظة القرآن منزلة عظيمة في عهده ، فقد قال ذات مرة وسالم مولى أبي حذيفة يصلي فوقف النبي – صلى الله عليه وعلى آله وسلم – يستمع لقراءته وقال : ” الحمد لله الذي جعل في أمتي مثل هذا ” ، وفي ذات ليلة مر على أبي موسى الأشعري وهو يصلي فسمع صوته وأعجبه وفي الصباح قال : ” يا أبا موسى لو رايتني وأنا أستمع لقراءتك ” وكان قد قال : ” لقد أوتي أبو موسى مزماراً من مزامير آل داود ” ، فقال أبو موسى : لو علمت أنك تستمع لحبرته لك تحبيراً أي زينته لك تزيناً . ـ

So memorizing the Qur’an is an excellent virtue and holds a high position.

The best of you are those who learn the Qur’an and teach it.

And the Prophet (ﷺ) used to hold the memorization of the Qur’an in great standing during his time, for once when Saalim Mawla Abi Hudhayfah was praying, the Prophet (ﷺ) stopped to listen to his recitation of the Qur’an and said, “Praise be to Allah who placed the likes of this person in my ummah.” And one night he passed by Abu Moosaa al-Ash’ari while he was praying and was amazed when he heard his voice, so in the morning he said, “O Abu Moosaa, if you had seen me, I was listening to your recitation.” And he also said, “Abu Moosaa has been given a melodious voice like the melodious voices of the family of Dawood.” And so Abu Moosaa replied, “If I had known that you were listening, I would have refined it for you” – meaning, I would have made it more beautiful for you.

فالقصد أن حفظ القرآن منزلة رفيعة وكان الصحابة يتنافسون في هذا والتابعون ، وأنا أقول : الذي يحفظ القرآن يكون في مواعظه أبلغ من الذي لا يحفظه لأنه ما شاء الله يستحضر الآيات ويذكرها ، وكذلك أيضاً تسهل عليه كثيرٌ من العلوم إذا كان يحفظ القرآن والله المستعان . ـ

So the point is that memorization of the Qur’an holds a high status and the Sahabah used to compete in that, as did the Taabi’oon. And I say: one who has memorized the Qur’an has something more ready and effective in terms of a reminder than one who has not memorized it, for he is able – as Allah wills – to bring its ayaat to mind and remember them. And also in that vein, many of the fields of Islamic knowledge will be made easier for him when he has memorized the Qur’an. And Allah is the One whose aid is sought.

http://www.muqbel.net/fatwa.php?fatwa_id=4210

Extracted from: https://tulayhah.wordpress.com/2017/01/02/the-virtue-of-memorizing-the-quran-sheikh-muqbil/

Indeed this knowledge is your flesh | Imam Malik

قال الإمام مالك رحمه الله
 “إن هذا العلم هو لحمك ودمك وعنه تُسأل يوم القيامة فانظر عمّن تأخذه” 

Imam Maalik said:
Indeed this knowledge is your flesh and blood, you will be asked regarding it on the day of judgement thus look at whom you take it from 
Al Kifaaya 21

الكفاية ٢١
Majeed Al Afghanee